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Braised Fennel With Onions And Red Potatoes

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With It's Wonderful Smell Of Licorice And It's Fresh Sweet Taste.. This Braised Fennel Is Very Tasteful!!















1 large fennel bulb
(sometimes called anise) with fronds
1 large onions
halved lengthwise, then cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (2 cups)
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 pound red skinned potatoes
boiling potatoes
½ cup water


Chop enough fennel fronds to measure 2 tablespoons, then cut off and discard stalks from bulb.

Quarter bulb lengthwise and core, then cut lengthwise into ¼ inch-thick slices.

Cook fennel, onion, cayenne pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt in oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, covered, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut potatoes crosswise into ¼ inch-thick slices.

Add potatoes and season with a little sea salt to taste to fennel mixture and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, 4 minutes.

Add water and cook, covered, stirring once, until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes more.

Stir in fennel fronds just before serving.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 8 years ago

Sounds like a very easy and refreshing dish, I may add some soy sauce and sesame oil to boost the flavor a bit. Serving it with some rice, or noodles, or crusty bread should be delicious!

Whatever you add to this dish will only enhance the flavor!! Sounds Great!! I love experimenting with other foods and ideas as well.. Carry on!! Thanks for checking out my dishes!!

Chef Carlyn
Holladay,, Tennessee, United States
 almost 8 years ago
Auburn, United States
 over 3 years ago

For goodness sake, don't throw away the fennel stalks! Use to make soup with lentils or something else. Slice fine and add to salad.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 128g (4.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12647% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 405mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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