Curly French Endive
Storing Endive is fragile and will keep for only a few days in a cool place or in the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator. To increase its keeping time, wash it, spin or shake it dry and wrap in a damp cloth.
Refresh under cold water and blot dry. Never soak.
For a salad, combine green and white endive. ( keep in mind that the darker green, the more bitter) Ideal with small cooked cubes of bacon and a poached egg.
Curly endive with goat cheese and grapes
Make a nest of curly endive on each plate. Place a thick slice of goat cheese (chèvre) on top; drizzle with a mixture of olive oil, walnut oil and lemon juice; garnish with walnut halves and halved seedless grapes.
Steamed curly endive
Steam the endive for about 8 minutes with some apple wedges. Drizzle with oil and lemon juice; season with fine sea salt and cinnamon.
Salad de Landes
This salad is garnished with raw cured ham, gizzards, duck breast and foie gras, quickly pan-seared and cut into strips. Dress with a neutral oil and white wine vinegar.