Baked endive with garlic, herbs and breadcrumbs

Ingredients – 4 portions:
  • 5 heads of endive, cut in half
  • 3 cloves of sliced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar water (dissolve half a teaspoon of sugar in one and a half tablespoons of boiling water)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • Sea salt, ground black pepper
Method:

Heat the oven to 180°C.

Arrange the cut endive heads in a roasting tray, brush with sugar water, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic and thyme.  Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned and softened.  Meanwhile mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper.

Remove the endive heads from the oven, arrange in a serving dish, top with the breadcrumb mixture and serve immediately.

Bon appétit!