Fennel is low in calories and very tasty, especially when baked. We have added cured ham to make them even more interesting.

Serves 4, Preparation 15 mins, Cooking 20 mins

  • Fresh Fennels, 4
  • Cured Ham, 150 g
  • Pecorino cheese grated, 2 heaped tablespoons
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to taste
  • Unsalted Butter, a knob
  • Black pepper, a tsp


Pre-heat the oven to 200° C / Gas 6

Cut the fennels into half-inch slices, blanch them for 5 minutes, drain and dry them, start make a first layer by arranging them in a lightly oiled oven dish.

Add over the slices of cured ham evenly, make another layer with more fennel slices and finish with slices of cured ham, a sprinkling of grated Pecorino and a pinch of pepper.

Drizzle with oil and bake in a fan oven to 180° C for about 20 minutes, until they begin to have a brownish colour on the surface.

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