YUM! I noticed some great looking organic fennel in the grocery store the other day and picked up some. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it but bought it anyway!
When I was young I remember holiday dinners were always finished with a stalk of fennel and a small glass of red wine for dipping. The licorice-taste and crisp texture always had me looking forward to this tradition.
I decided to roast the fennel, using the entire head (about the size of a fist), without the leaves. The result…bellissimo!
I’m from New York and did not have the tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day. My husband, however, is from the South and he loves him some for good luck on January 1st.
I totally forgot to pick some up at the store earlier in the week and was shocked that the shelves in 2 different stores were wiped clean. My husband went to a 3rd store and found 1 can. I was just about to add them to the recipe below when I realized they were “Southern Style” which translates to lots of seasonings and bacon fat! YUCK!
I decided to use Cannellini Beans instead and guess what…these burgers turned out fantastic!