Italian Fennel Casserole
Preheat oven to 200°C
3 bulbs of fennel
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, peeled & finely chopped.
3 cloves of garlic crushed
14oz tin of tomatoes
Salt & black pepper
2ozs fresh brown bread crumbs
2 ozs grated Parmigiano cheese
Prepare the fennel by discarding any coarse outer leaves and the root base, then slice the bulbs very thinly. Keep some of the feathery tops for garnish.
Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the chopped onion and garlic. Add the slices of fennel and cook these for a few more minutes, turning them over in the pan.
Empty the tin of tomatoes into a bowl and break down slightly with a spoon. Add the tomatoes to the fennel and onion mixture and season well. Cover the pan and simmer for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a greased oven proof dish.
Mix the grated cheese and the breadcrumbs together and sprinkle over the top, then bake for 15-20 minutes until the top is nice and crisp.
I started to gather all the ingredients to make this wonderful casserole. I had the fennel,I had the olive oil and the onion and garlic were also on hand. Then I ran into a snag. I didn’t have a 25 pound tin of tomatoes in my pantry.
I called my local grocery store and they said they didn’t have a 400 oz. tin of tomatoes but could sent over 40 ten oz. tins. Would that be the same?
Please advise ASAP…..
Nancy. Dear Nancy, what would I do without you?
I wrote up this recipe pre eye-surgery and never noticed my error in the gloom. Since it is supposed to be a casserole and not soup… the recipe should read 400g OR 14ozs. I have amended the above to the correct amount. Thanks pal! 😀
Hahaha . . well it sounds delicious no matter how many tomatoes but I aint puttin’ my oven on for love nor money until this weather calms down.
Baino – I can only guess what it feels like to be too hot to put the oven on!
Take it easy on the eyes, kid .. you’re going to need them for a longer time than these blogs.
Cardi – The eyes will be treated with the same respect as Horace Hip! I am very fortunate with all these new chances!