July 18, 2024
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Fennel flan


Preparation time
15 minutes

Cooking time
90 minutes

4 people

Fennel pie is a flavorful vegetable side dish to be eaten during the winter when you can source fresh fennels. It is quick to cook and can be served with a main course or as a main course itself. It can also be prepared in advance and then put into the oven just before sitting down to table.


  • 1 kg fennels
  • 4 tbsps flour
  • 100 grs grated Parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • 80 grs butter
  • 1/2 liter milk
  • 4 tbsps breadcrumbs
  • nutmeg
  • pepper


  1. Rinse and cut fennels into halves and boil in salted water for about 40 minutes until soft, then drain well.
  2. Squeeze fennels, cut into pieces and season with salt and pepper to your taste and a drizzle of oil. Prepare béchamel sauce over a low flame with 40 grs butter and flour, adding later milk.
  3. Stir and add salt, pepper and nutmeg until mixture becomes thick. Turn off the heat and let cool down.
  4. Grease a baking pan with the remaining butter and sprinkle with grated breadcrumbs. Start placing a first layer of fennels.
  5. Cover with béchamel sauce and Parmesan cheese. Make another layer of fennels and sauce and sprinkle the top with abundant grated breadcrumbs and a drizzle of oil.
  6. Put into the oven at 180°C for 40 minutes and turn on the oven grill button during the last 5 minutes. Let cool down and serve.

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