How To Easily Make Braised Chicory In Only Ten Steps

Braised chicory (for four servings) :

Prepation : 5 minutes

Cooking : 60 minutes


    • 1kg chicory
    • 25g butter
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Ground nutmeg
    • Water

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    • Remove the limp leaves from the chicory, cut the lower part and remove the bitter one. Slightly incise crosswise the chicory, it will help to get a more homogeneous cooking.
    • Rinse the chicory in cold water and chop garlic.
    • Melt butter in a large frying pan and add the chicory with the lower parts towards the center of the frying pan.
    • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.
    • When done, add salt, pepper and ground nutmeg.
    • Sprinkle with chopped garlic, pour 10cl water and pull the lid back to cover.
    • Cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
    • Pull the lid off. If the juice is almost gone, pour 5cl more water.
    • Let simmer for 20 minutes more while stirring from time to time.
    • When the juice is almost gone, add sugar and let caramelize for a few minutes on each side, done !


Personal tips

If you want some cooking juice on your braised chicory, you can pour 5 to 10cl more water at the end of the cooking. A leg of lamb will go very well with your braised chicory.

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