Prosciutto Wrapped Endive

    10 min

    An incredibly flavoured appetiser or starter. Endives are wrapped in prosciutto, grilled and served with melted Gruyere cheese. Simple, yet elegant.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 medium heads Belgian endive (chicory)
    • 4 slices prosciutto
    • 130g grated Gruyere cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Preheat a barbecue for medium heat. When ready, lightly brush the cooking grate with oil.
    2. Place the endive in a shallow baking dish with 4 tablespoons of water. Cover with cling film and microwave for 2 minutes or until slightly tender. Remove from dish and pat dry.
    3. Wrap each whole endive with prosciutto and pierce with a cocktail stick to secure. Place each piece directly on barbecue and grill, turning occasionally, until prosciutto is browned and endive is tender, approximately 3 minutes.
    4. Place in a shallow, oven-proof baking dish and sprinkle with the cheese. Return to the barbecue, cover and continue cooking until cheese has melted.

    Alternative cooking methods

    You can also prepare this dish under the grill.

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    Reviews in English (3)


    Absolutely wonderful recipe! Thanks!  -  03 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was our first time trying Endive. I liked these but they were a little salty, I am not sure if it was the prosciutto or the cheese or both. Next time I might try bacon and a different cheese and see how that turns out.  -  29 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    To those of you who are British this is called Chicory. Just a tip for those of you who are going to make this dish, chicory can be bitter. To take a bit of the bitterness away, remove part of the core. Normal ham can also be used, and grated cheese of any kind, we use Gouda. Grilling is nice but you can also caramelize in an oven dish, and bake.  -  15 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)