The Foodie Kids Club, by Abbey O.

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FENNEL!!!!!!!!!!! June 4, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 9:04 pm

Fennel is one of my favorite foods.  It tastes almost like an onion but has a little  licorice kind of flavor.  My mom used to make it and I couldn’t stand it! I can’t even believe that once was true! We grow our own but sometimes we buy it from our local grocery store.  We usually saute our fennel with a little olive oil and salt and put it hot on top of our salads, or, we make a delicious pizza with the fennel as a topping.  Any way, did you know that ancient Roman warriors used to eat fennel for strength?  Here is one of my favorite recipes for fennel:

You will need:

One fennel bulb

Fig reduction or paste

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Roma tomato

Basil – torn or shredded

Pizza dough ( you can make your own but you can also buy some bagged and frozen at your grocery store).

Fresh buffalo mozzarella

Salt

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Take your pizza dough and knead it until all the air is out.  Make your pizza dough thin.  Saute your fennel with a pinch of salt and some extra virgin olive oil until toasty brown.  Slice some mozzarella and lay it on the dough.  Wash your basil and tomato.   Slice your tomato and place the slices on your pizza.  Take some of your basil and sprinkle it on your pizza as well.  Take your fennel and put it on.  Drizzle Extra virgin olive oil and the fig (what ever one you use).  Bake your pizza for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Slice and plate.  Buon Appetito!

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One Response to “FENNEL!!!!!!!!!!!”

  1. patriotsox81 Says:

    Abbey, I wish my kids could hang out with you for at least a week! Your Passion for food is amazing! Your parents sure have raised you right. If your mom hasn’t told you, she and I went to school together a looping time ago. : ) We used to make a Yukon Gold potato soup with roasted fennel at one of the restaurants I worked at. Awesome!!! It’s one of my favorites too.
    Here’s a foodie question for you……What kind of salt do you use?
    Keep up the good work!
    David


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