Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vegetable Query: Chicory

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Something new, Chicory.

If my packet of chicory does not look fresh, that is because I had them stored in the refrigerator for a week.
With a teeny bit of 'research', I made a Gratin, following a recipe similar to thisIt was really delicious! And I hope to find more chicories in the store so I can make this Gratin again. Otherwise, I believe Chicory can be eaten raw as well?

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am always looking for new ways to use grated Gruyere! By the way, I used chicory in a salad and it was just too bitter für mich :(

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  2. Oh you're pampering your guests! It's looks delicious. Do you already know that you can do the same with fennels?!

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  3. Ooooh, nice recipe! My DH likes cooking with chicoree so I'll pass this recipe on to him. Yums.

    And ooh again, lol, the RAINBOW SWAP is now open, are you taking part? And what colour would you be???

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  4. Small summer ones are much sweeter and are lovely chopped in salads. The really bitter ones are used a lot in my school kitchens over the winter and none of us seem to really like them! Cheese does seem to be the best answer to the bitterness...

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  5. I've seen chicory in the stores, but never ventured to try them. Didn't know they are used in gratins, interesting!

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  6. I like chicory, but I haven't as yet used it salad, but I have heard that if you do, it needs to be sliced very thinly. Suzie. xx

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  7. Chicory, who knew??? I thought you used it in coffee....you know NewOrleans chicory coffee and beneiges......

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