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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop fennel greens and set aside.

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  • 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

160 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 10.6g; sodium 214.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2018
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 stock. Just needed salt and pepper and it was deliciously perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2018
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 stock. Just needed salt and pepper and it was deliciously perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
this came out great! Read More
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