Curly endive recipe?
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?
Stir fry it with some chicken and chopped walnuts.
Works well in soups as well, and it's not bad on pizzas.
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!
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.