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Pan-Fried Fennel

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy way to prepare fennel bulbs. Fennel tastes great pan-fried and you don't need a lot of seasoning as fennel has so much flavor on its own, which just intensifies while sauteeing."
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25 m servings 160
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Chop fennel greens and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Lay some fennel slices in a single layer in the pan; cook until nicely browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and lemon pepper. Remove from pan. Add another tablespoon oil and layer in the next batch of fennel slices and cook the same way. Repeat with remaining oil and fennel. Serve sprinkled with fennel greens.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Instead of lemon pepper, you can use salt, pepper, and a bit of lemon zest.
  • When I am in a rush, I use 2 pans simultaneously to saute the fennel.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 160 calories; 10.6 16.6 2.8 0 215 Full nutrition

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I like my fennel softer, so I gave it a good browning, then put in some good chicken stock, covered the pan and let it cook for a bit. Took the lid off, turned up the heat and boiled away the st...

this came out great!