Ham Wrapped Witlof

    50 minutes

    Witlof halves are wrapped in ham then baked in a parmesan cheese sauce. Easy to make ahead of time then put in the oven when required.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 750g witlof
    • 60g butter
    • 30g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
    • 300g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 pinch grated nutmeg, to taste
    • 375g cooked ham, sliced

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Wash the witlof and cut in half longways. Cut the bitter stalk out of the middle.
    3. Melt half of the butter in a frypan and sauté the chicory for 5 minutes. Remove from frypan and set aside.
    4. Melt the remaining butter and stir in flour then gradually the hot milk. Mix hard with a whisk and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes over low a heat while stirring continuously. Add half of the cheese to the sauce. Season with nutmeg and pepper.
    5. Wrap each half of witlof in a slice of ham then place in a baking dish. Pour sauce over top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
    6. Baste with the sauce and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

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    this was a Belgium recipe i have been making this once a month!!!  -  19 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    traditional Dutch/Flemish food...we call it witlof ( whiteleave)...boil the witlof, ( 20 min ) cut them in halves put cheese in the middle, wrap in ham......easy... with or without the oven bit... with the oven bit...I guess boil them for a shorter period...don't forget to drain them...or you will flood your plate  -  04 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)