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Belgian   -   Gratin Of Belgian Endives   adapted from Everybody Eats Well In Belgium

Description
Ingredients
  • 6 Medium Belgian Endive -- cored
  • 1 Lemon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Gruyere Cheese -- grated
  • Pepper -- to taste
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • 8 Slices Boiled Ham
Directions Put endives in saucepan with just enough water to cover. Add lemon juice and salt. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain but reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Add milk gradually stirring with a wire whisk, then add reserved cooking liquid. Cook, whisking to avoid getting any lumps. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese except a 1/4 cup. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Butter a glass baking dish Wrap each endive in a piece of ham. Pour sauce over endives and top with remaining cheese. Preheat the broiler. Bake 15 minutes and then finish the dish for 5 minutes under the to brown the cheese. Serve.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00



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