Braising endive tones down its bitterness and brings out a bit of natural sweetness, while also making it tender. Crisp bacon brings salt and crunch, and the grainy Dijon mustard sauce is silky, buttery, and bright with lemon, garlic, and fresh thyme. This makes a great side dish for roast chicken, salmon, or pork, but can also be topped with a poached egg for a lovely and unexpected breakfast or brunch. For more delicious Dutch dishes, try this Dutch Applesauce Raisin Cake recipe and this Savory Cheese Cookies recipe.
Recipe courtesy of Dutch Feast by Emily Wight, published by Arsenal Pulp Press 2017. Photo by Tracey Kusiewicz / Foodie Photography.