What to do with cardone/cardoon. Watch out for the prickles!
- Serves: 8 persons
- 3cups heavy whipping cream
- 1cup chicken broth
- 1bay leaf
- 1pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 5stalks cardoon, tough fibers pulled off, sliced into 2-inch pieces
- 2cups shredded Gruyere cheese
Step 1Combine heavy cream, chicken broth, and bay leaf in a large saucepan; season with salt and pepper. Add cardoon pieces. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until cardoon is soft, about 1 hour.
Step 2Transfer cardoon pieces to a 9x13-inch baking dish with a slotted spoon.
Step 3Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 4Simmer cream mixture until reduced to 3/4 cup, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour cream over cardoon pieces in the baking dish. Sprinkle Gruyere cheese on top.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until top is browned, about 30 minutes.