Oma's Fennel Recipes

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

These fennel recipes, aka Fenchel, are both traditional German ones and non-traditional. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and so different! Fennel is one of those German vegetables that finds itself being used both raw and cooked.

If you've never tasted fennel, you're in for a surprise. It tastes like anise! Don't know anise? Think licorice. It becomes quite mild, though, when it is roasted. Vegan? Then the first recipe is for you! Or, perhaps you're looking for something a bit more refreshing? Check out this fennel salad recipe! 

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

Roasted fennel - mild and surprisingly anise-flavored. A wonderful side dish.

Here the fennel is one easy side dish that will WOW your guests. So mild when roasted, it pairs with almost anything!

Fennel is ...

To prepare the fennel, cut off the roots at the bottom. Remove some of the tough outer leaves and trim away the top leafy section. 

Remove the tough leaves from the fennel bulb

If you've ever wondered how to cook fennel, use one of the above methods, and then change them to suit your own tastes. 

For example, the roasted fennel tastes great when it's sprinkled with bread crumbs or Parmesan cheese for the last few minutes of roasting.

Ready to cook some fennel?

Oma's Fennel Recipes

These fennel recipes, aka Fenchel, are both traditional German ones and non-traditional. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and so different!

Fennel is one of those German vegetables that finds itself being used both raw and cooked.

1. Roasted Fennel

Ingredients:

  • 3 - 4 fennel bulbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Trim the top leaves off the bulb. These can be used to garnish the final dish.
  3. Cut the fennel in quarters (vertically) and remove the tough center core. Slice the fennel.
  4. Spread fennel over parchment paper and sprinkle with salt and olive oil.
  5. Roast about 15 minutes. Stir and continue roasting for about another 15 minutes or until done.
  6. Makes 4 servings

2. Fennel Gratin ~ Überbackener Fenchel

Ingredients:

  • 4 fennel bulbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated Emmental cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Clean and trim the fennel bulbs. 
  3. Cook fennel bulbs in salted water until they are just tender, about 15 minutes, depending on their size.
  4. Drain. Cut bulbs in half.
  5. Place fennel into a greased casserole dish and sprinkle with grated cheese. Sprinkle slivers of butter over the top.
  6. Bake until cheese is melted and top is golden.
  7. Traditionally served with tomato sauce or ketchup. 
  8. Makes 4 servings.

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Roasted fennel - mild and surprisingly anise-flavored. A wonderful side dish.

Fennel Recipes made Just like Oma



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Fennel Recipes made Just like Oma


These fennel recipes are both traditional German ones and non-traditional. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and so different! Make it vegan or with cheese. WNDERBAR!


Ingredients: fennel bulbs, butter, olive oil, (cheese), seasonings,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

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