Endive and prosciutto gratin

Based on 10 ratings
Devan

Devan

Editor at Kitchen Stories

“There’s no better recipe for experiencing the softer, butterier, and incomparably less bitter side of endive than this rich gratin inspired by a recipe from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The light braise in vegetable broth and apple juice (feel free to use one or the other if you aren’t keen on the combination of both) is a must to create that tenderness needed in the endive, so don’t skip that step!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
endives
8 slices prosciutto
350 ml vegetable broth
250 ml apple juice
3 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp flour
360 ml whole milk
1½ tbsp Dijon mustard
150 g shredded Gruyère cheese
salt
nutmeg
olive oil (for frying)
baguette (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • frying pan
  • paper towels
  • baking dish (11x7 in.)
  • oven
  • saucepan
  • whisk
  • fine grater

Nutrition per serving

Cal
874
Protein
50 g
Fat
54 g
Carb
45 g
  • Step 1/5

    Remove the outer leaves of each endive, discarding any that are wilted or discolored. Then, slice in half lengthwise.
    • endives
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Remove the outer leaves of each endive, discarding any that are wilted or discolored. Then, slice in half lengthwise.

  • Step 2/5

    In a frying pan over medium heat, bring the vegetable broth and apple juice to a simmer. Add halved endives, cut side-down, reduce heat, and cook for approx. 8 min., or until tender. Remove them from the frying pan onto a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside and drain the frying pan.
    • 350 ml vegetable broth
    • 250 ml apple juice
    • frying pan
    • paper towels

    In a frying pan over medium heat, bring the vegetable broth and apple juice to a simmer. Add halved endives, cut side-down, reduce heat, and cook for approx. 8 min., or until tender. Remove them from the frying pan onto a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside and drain the frying pan.

  • Step 3/5

    Heat some olive oil in the same frying pan. Fry the drained endives for approx. 2 min. per side, until lightly brown. Carefully wrap each half in a slice of prosciutto and transfer to a baking dish.
    • 8 slices prosciutto
    • olive oil (for frying)
    • baking dish (11x7 in.)

    Heat some olive oil in the same frying pan. Fry the drained endives for approx. 2 min. per side, until lightly brown. Carefully wrap each half in a slice of prosciutto and transfer to a baking dish.

  • Step 4/5

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and stir to create a roux. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil, then let simmer for approx. 5 min., until the sauce has thickened. Turn off the heat. Add Dijon mustard and season to taste with salt and freshly grated nutmeg. Add half of the shredded Gruyère cheese and stir until completely melted.
    • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 3 tbsp flour
    • 360 ml whole milk
    • 1½ tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 75 g shredded Gruyère cheese
    • salt
    • nutmeg
    • oven
    • saucepan
    • whisk
    • fine grater

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and stir to create a roux. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil, then let simmer for approx. 5 min., until the sauce has thickened. Turn off the heat. Add Dijon mustard and season to taste with salt and freshly grated nutmeg. Add half of the shredded Gruyère cheese and stir until completely melted.

  • Step 5/5

    Pour the béchamel over the prosciutto-wrapped endives. Top with the remaining Gruyère cheese and transfer to the preheated oven on the highest grill setting. Bake for approx. 15., or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese has browned. Serve with baguette. Enjoy!
    • 75 g shredded Gruyère cheese
    • baguette (for serving)

    Pour the béchamel over the prosciutto-wrapped endives. Top with the remaining Gruyère cheese and transfer to the preheated oven on the highest grill setting. Bake for approx. 15., or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese has browned. Serve with baguette. Enjoy!