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Endine gratin recipe

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L.A. Times-Washington Post News ServiceThis French side dish is typically rich but always a crowd pleaser: an elegant, less-starchy complement to roasted meat. It can be made 1 day in advance; reheat, covered with aluminum foil, in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.1 teaspoon unsalted butter6 medium endives, cut in half lengthwise, stem ends trimmed butleft on4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable brothJuice of 1 lemon (2 to 3 tablespoons)1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup coarsely grated Gruyere cheese3/4 cup heavy cream1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmegFreshly ground black pepperPreheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-inch oval gratin dish with the butter.Place the endive halves cut side down in a large saute pan. Add the broth, lemon juice and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 15 minutes, until the endives are fairly tender but not cooked through. Use a slotted spatula to transfer the endive halves to drain in a colander. Pat dry with paper towels, then nestle half of the endive halves in a “V” pattern in the gratin dish. Sprinkle with half of the Gruyere cheese. Use the remaining drained endive halves to form a second layer atop the cheese. Pour the cream over the top and sprinkle with the nutmeg and black pepper to taste. Distribute the remaining cheese evenly over the top and bake for about 25 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly and the cream has almost evaporated. Serve hot.6 to 8 servingsNUTRITION Per serving (based on 8): 157 calories, 6 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 14 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber

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