This week’s French Friday’s with Dorie is an interesting side dish called Endives, Apples, and Grapes. It’s main ingredients are…wait for it!…endives, apples, and grapes!
This was a very simple dish to put together, which was nice for the busy week I had. Two endives were sliced in half, a Fuji apple was quartered, and some grapes were divided into four small clusters. These were placed in frying pan with melted butter and fresh rosemary. After cooking for 20 minutes and browning on the first side, all the fruits and veggies are turned over to cook for another 20 minutes. The result was nicely browned and caramelized.
I had some concern about my apples…they did not seem to soften and cook through even though they browned nicely. I expressed my concern to my husband after he had eaten most of his, and he thought they tasted great.
I served this with roasted pork tenderloin (from Molly Steven’s All About Roasting, which I highly recommend!). It was the perfect accompaniment! The flavors of the apple and grapes went particularly well with the pork. We were not completely sold on the endive. It was a little bitter, though I enjoyed the soft caramelized texture.