Fennel was my mother-in-law’s favorite vegetable. I never had it until I found this recipe in our local paper.
Now this is one of my favorite side-dishes!
Thinly slice 1 onion (I forgot to thinly slice when I made it this time. It was still good!)
Thinly slice 1 fennel bulb
Dice 2 oz of pancetta (I used 2 slices of organic nitrite-free bacon since that’s what I had)
1/4 cup of golden raisins.
Add the pancetta (or bacon) to a pan and let cook.
Add the onion, fennel, and raisins.
Stir. Stir some more.
Let start to brown and reduce.
Lower heat (from medium/medium-high) to lowish. Cover and let reduce by about 1/2.
Raise heat a little, uncover, and let brown up a bit. Eat. Enjoy!