"Belgian endive (called 'witloof' in Dutch or 'chicon' in Belgian French) has an ivory-white head with pale yellow-edged, closely wrapped leaves, a mildly bitter flavor, and tender juicy texture." — gaidgin
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Belgian endive, trimmed
grated Gruyere cheese, divided
grated Parmesan cheese
ground nutmeg, or amount to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley
Wonderful recipe. If you don't want your sauce to become too runny, cook your endives the day before, so they can drain well. I'm Belgian too and this is one of our favorite Belgian dishes. :-)
Urheka! I found a recipe for Endive. As soon as I can find some endive in a local market I'll be sure to make this and write a review of the recipe. Do you know anyting about a dish made with cabbage, ham and spaghetti pasta?
This recipe turned out exactly how my father always made it. I'm also Belgian, and it had been years since I've had this! It's AMAZING. Definitely one of my favorite meals ever. The sauce tastes amazing and complements perfectly with the flavor and texture of the endives. Will make over and over again! Thank you for posting this recipe. I will have my American friends try it ;)
I first had this while living in Gent, Belgium. It's fantastic! I would have never had this otherwise.
My husband and I loved it! Next time I'll try steaming the endive instead of boiling to retain more nutrients.
Thanks for sharing this classic recipe!
The cream and cheese in this recipe makes for a nice contrast to the sharp taste of the endives.
Absolutely delicious! We used prosciutto instead of deli ham and didn't really measure the spices. My husband would like to replace some of the milk with Belgian beer next time we make this. I cooked the endive, put it in ice water, then gently squeezed out the excess water into a towel before wrapping with the prosciutto. Ours did not turn out watery at all!
Just perfect ! Yummy !
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Belgian Endive au Gratin
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 207
** Calories from Fat: 91
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