Au gratin Chicory with Ham

Chicory with Ham in the oven

Chicory wrapped in cooked ham, topped with a rich cheese sauce and with a crispy cheese crust on top. yummy! The chicory rolls taste their best with mashed potatoes.

Ingredients for Chicory with ham:

serves 4 :

3½ oz - 100 g grated Gruyere cheese

2 cups - 50 cl milk

1½ oz - 40 g flour

1½ oz - 40 g of butter

1 pinch of nutmeg

8 slices of cooked ham 

8 thick chicory

How to make Chicory with Ham:

Cook the whole endive stumps in salted boiling water until tender.

Place them with the points down in a large colander and let them drain.

Meanwhile, prepare the bechamel sauce: melt the butter in a saucepan and sprinkle with flour. Stir for 1 minute, then gradually and while stirring with the whisk, add the milk and stir until a smooth sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes over very low heat.

Add salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.Heat the oven to  356°F - 180 ° C.

Wrap each chicory stump in a slice of ham and place them side by side in a large oven dish.

Cover with the sauce and sprinkle with the grated gruyere cheese.

Let it gratin for 25 minutes in the oven.

Serve warm with mashed potatoes.

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