Belgian Endive, Ham, and Cheese au Gratin


Belgian Endive, Ham, and Cheese au Gratin


Quantity Ingredients
4 tbsp olive oil
8 whole heads Belgian endive, cored
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup grated mild cheese
2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
8 slices Black Forest ham
chopped parsley


1. In a frying pan, lightly sautee the endives in the oil. Remove the endives from the pan, and set aside, reserving the oil in the pan. Add the red and green peppers to the oil, lightly sautee, remove from pan, and set aside, again reserving oil. 2. Add the flour to the oil and stir until lightly browned. Add the salt and pepper and blend in with a whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add the cheeses and blend until the cheese melts. Stir in the sauteed red and green peppers. 3. Preheat oven to 350F. Place the sauteed Belgian Endives in an ovenproof casserole. Wrap each endive in a slice of Black Forest ham. Cover with cheese sauce and place in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and brown. Optional: brown under the broiler for 1-2 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot. Serves 4