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Curly endive recipe?

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avocadolily Nov 29, 2013 09:16 PM

I'm new to cooking curly endive, probably only had it in small amounts via boxed spring mixes. I bought some yesterday to try. Most of the recipes online with curly endive points to salad recipes. Does anyone have any recipes/tips to cooking this vegetable?

  1. ipsedixit Nov 29, 2013 09:20 PM

    Stir fry it with some chicken and chopped walnuts.

    Works well in soups as well, and it's not bad on pizzas.

    1. j
      jaykayen Nov 29, 2013 09:24 PM

      Sauteed with olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, raisins, maybe a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

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        ricepad Nov 29, 2013 11:10 PM

        I used to work in a restaurant that used curly endive as a garnish. A friend used to manage the produce department in a supermarket across the parking lot. He said we (that is, my restaurant employers) were the only customers who bought curly endive!

        1. Ttrockwood Nov 30, 2013 03:44 PM

          I think it can get even more bitter when cooked....
          I would mix this with a more mild green- like 50/50, a salad or dish of just endive might be a bit much first time around.
          I love to make a hot vinegrette- either bacon fat or whatever oil you like in a basic basalmic vinegrette heated until bubbling, drizzle generously over the greens. They will wilt some and soften. Great with a poached egg ontop and bacon for most common french salad.

          Or, toss with olive oil and salt and roast at 350 for 10-15min until the edges start to brown. Let cool slightly, the leaves should shatter when you bite into them.

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