Cardoon Gratin

Cardoon Gratin

What to do with cardone/cardoon. Watch out for the prickles!
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine 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.
  2. Step 2

    Transfer cardoon pieces to a 9x13-inch baking dish with a slotted spoon.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Step 4

    Simmer 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.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until top is browned, about 30 minutes.