Belgian Chicons Au Gratin (Endives Au Gratin)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Elmotoo

These taste wonderful with mashed potatoes. (To make mashed potatoes the Belgian way, you also put some nutmeg in with the salt and pepper) I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do. Endives are a little bitter, but cooked they are sometimes a mixture of bitter and sweet.

Top Review by bbetv

My in-laws sometimes boil the endives in milk to take away the bitterness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the bottom part of the endives, and boil them in salted water, until tender.
  2. Prepare a bechamelle sauce:.
  3. Melt 2TB butter in a saucepan.
  4. Add flour and stir.
  5. Add milk a little at a time.
  6. Cook until thickened.
  7. Add grated Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. (yes, nutmeg - you can leave it out if you would rather not have any).
  8. Drain the endives.
  9. Roll each endive in a slice of ham. Place in a rectangular baking dish.
  10. Pour the bechamelle over the rolled slices of ham. Sprinkle more Swiss cheese over the sauce. Dot with remaining butter.
  11. Place under the broiler until golden.

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