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Friday, April 9, 2010

Fennel + Sweet Potato side dish

this is a simple and enjoyable side dish.

Braised Fennel & Sweet Potato
shopping = easy
difficulty = low
expense = low

Secure a heavy-bottom, oven-safe pan.

1 Fennel bulb, fronds removed, cut into 8 pieces
1 Sweet Potato, peeled, cut into 16 pieces
1 T. butter or olive oil
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 cup water

  1. Heat butter (or oil) on medium-high heat to foaming but NOT browning stage
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Add fennel and sweet potato, ensuring each piece has a little butter on bottom
  4. Cook for 5 minutes NOT moving vegetables
  5. Warm water in another pot with salt and pepper
  6. Pour water over vegetables
  7. Move pan to oven.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until liquid is mostly reduced and knife slides out of sweet potato easily

remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes.

enjoy