Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Roasted Fennel

In my quest to eat healthy & explore the plethora of veggies available to me, I decided to try my hand at fennel.


Fennel is a weird looking veggie (like an onion but also with stalks kind of like celery & tiny leaves that look more like an herb). When I took it to the check out the guy said in his 2 1/2 years working there NO ONE had ever bought fennel.

Well, how-do-you-do I'm a fennel eater.

As per vague internet instructions I chopped off the top & the nubby bottom. Then I cut it in half, then in fourths.

I stuck in on a foil lined cookie sheet, covered them in salt, pepper, & garlic powder (olive oil & Parmesan was recommended too) & roasted them for 400 degrees for 40 min.

Out they came pretty crispy & tasty (with just a hint of liquorish flavor)

Any other fennel-ists out there? Recipes, please!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

You are brave!!!! I have had fennel on a salad with a steak once, but I cannot remember what else was on it. I did like it, but I am so clueless about how to even cook one I know I would mess it up.

Smithy said...

so that's what a fennel is!! looks good, i should try it out. a nice alternative to my celery sticks.

Em and Russ said...

Absolutely!!! Emily just bought fennel today. Italian wedding soup is AWESOME!!!!!!!! And it uses fennel. I will have her send you the recipe.

Russ

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

You know me and vegetables. However with your finished product picture I'd have to say that actually looks interesting and I'd be willing to try some. Cool beans.

Dawn said...

I've had a fennel salad that was basically coleslaw with fennel instead of cabbage and it was divine.

Mandi said...

I have a roasted chicken dish with fennel, zucchini, and tomatoes. Yummy! If you want the recipe, I can send it to you.

Emma said...

Yummy, love fennel. And the leaves are good to use as a herb. I love it in green salads yummy!

Katie said...

I see it all the time on cooking shows but still haven't tried it. I am sure I would have to go to one of the "fancier" groceries stores to get it around here.

Lux Lady... said...

Best recipe ever: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/everyday-italian/fennel-slaw-with-prosciutto-and-pistachio-pesto-recipe/index.html

Bon appetit!

Kristal said...

I just want to second the motion on Italian wedding soup! So good!

April Carter said...

Fennel is great! Especially in Em's soup.

Esther Noelle said...

Where'd you buy it? I didn't see it at Winco or Target anywhere...