Fennel Gratin

Courtesy of Donna Farley. We have also found fennel is a good substitute for celery in chicken salad.

4 large fennel bulbs

pinch grated nutmeg

1 garlic clove , crushed

7 ounces double cream

50g (1.75oz) Parmesan

Heat oven to 350 and put a pan of salted water on to boil. Trim the fennel tops, then cut into wedges. Boil for 5-6 mins, then drain well. Arrange in an ovenproof dish, season and sprinkle with nutmeg. Stir the garlic into the cream and pour over the fennel. Top with the Parmesan, then bake for 20 mins until golden.