Has anyone here eaten fennel? Anonymous 234536
I see it all the time at the store. Yet I have not met a single person who has eaten it. What's it even used for?
I cut it to pieces and eat it raw, the inside layers taste better than the ones outside.
Bake them with carrots and potatoes, when you make a roast turkey or chicken. Butter, garlic, oregano, pepper and chicken boullion sauce.
Licorice/anise like aromatic vegetable, great raw or cooked. Use the bulb and roast or thinly shave with mandoline or slice thin for salads and slaws. Think celery for the stalks.
Agreeing with other anons on this. Raw or baked. Fennel is so fucking good.
we have wild fennel that grows on the hills in Northern California. You can peel the skin off the sides of dried stalks and chew on it like gum. The seeds at the top have a strong liquorice-like flavor that can add flavour
My family grills them for BBQs alongside the meat. Love them !
Holy fuck ive been wondering about this plant and how people it! Thanks nonas.
fits really beautifully into a light stock or broth I always pair her w leek
it's really delicious. It's a little bit sweet which I think is nice, and it's texture is sort of like onions??
the best vegetable to use in salads. cut the bulb into paper thin slices and add to salads or use the fronds as an herb or garnish.
I only ever used the seeds on cakes and had the tea, I never see the leafy being sold where I live.
This is a tasty recipe with fennel if you decide to try it. I'm not a huge fan of the Rosemary here so I make a garlic tahini dressing instead usually https://minimalistbaker.com/curry-roasted-fennel-salad-with-rosemary-tahini-dressing/
Cut the bulb up real thin along with some even thinner red onion. Feta cheese, some canned peas or white beans, olive oil, lemon juice, champagne vinegar, salt and pepper. You now have the salad most light fish wants.
I like to slice the bulb thinly and fry it in olive oil with a bit of pepper until browned. And then put it on sandwiches. (Good on a meatball sub!) I would eat it more but my grocery store rarely carries it.
I haven't eaten it but I also see it at the store and people do buy it and say it tastes like licorice