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Potato and Fennel Gratin

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Category: Potatoes, Low Fat, Side Dishes, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
  • -*Note
  • 1/4 ts Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 lg Fennel Bulbs, Halved
  • -Lengthwise, Core And Thinly
  • -Slice
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 1 c Dry Bread Crumbs, **Note
  • 4 lb Red Potatoes, ***Note
  • 1 1/2 c Nonfat Vegetarian Broth,
  • -****Note


*NOTE: Original recipe used 3 T extra virgin olive oil. It doesn't need
anywhere near that amount.

**NOTE: Original recipe used dried homemade bread crumbs... I did but you
can use store bought.

***NOTE: Original recipe used Yukon Gold potatoes...I used half red and
half Yukon Gold.

****NOTE: Original recipe used regular chicken broth

OTHER NOTES: The original recipe also called for: 2 T unsalted butter I
omitted it completely 1 1/2 C heavy cream I omitted it completely

In a large deep skillet, heat 1 T olive oil. Add the fennel, cover and cook
over moderate heat until fennel is wilted, about 6 minutes. Uncover and
cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and just caramelized, about 12
minutes. Season with salt and pepper and let cool slightly.

In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs with remaining 1/4 tsp oil.
Season lightly with salt and pepper; set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F and spray a 13 x 9" baking dish. Spread 1/3
of the potatoes in an even layer in the dish. Season lightly with salt and
pepper and top with 1/3 of the fennel. Repeat the layering with the
remaining potatoes and fennel, seasoning the layers and ending with the

Pour the stock over the vegetables, rearranging the fennel if it's
dislodged by the liquid. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for
about 1 hr, or until the potatoes are just tender; set a baking sheet
underneath the dish to catch any drips. Remove the foil, sprinkle the top
with the bread crumbs and bake for about 30 minutes longer, or until the
top is golden brown and the potatoes are very tender. Let the gratin rest
for 10 minutes before cutting.

MAKE AHEAD: The gratin can be refrigerated overnight. Rewarm, covered, in a
350 deg F oven before serving.

This is fabulous!!

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