Endive Recipes That Explain Why Belgians Call It 'White Gold' (PHOTOS)

Feb 27, 2013 | Updated Feb 14, 2014

When it comes to Belgian endives, you either love them or you've just never had one. Their pale green chicory leaves are one of the reasons that we're able to get through these long months of winter (without packing our bags with plans to move to Florida). To Belgians, endives are referred to as "white gold" -- and we understand why.

Endives are crisp and bitter when raw, making them a great addition to brighten up salads this time of year. When cooked, endive's sharp flavor softens into a mellow sweetness -- whether steamed, grilled or braised. They're one versatile ingredient for your winter kitchen.

  • 1 Endive And Ham Au Gratin
    Cafe Johnsonia
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  • 2 Provencal Endive Salad
    Simply Recipes
  • 3 Red Endive With Dried Cranberries, Pecans And Feta
    My San Francisco Kitchen
  • 4 Autumn Vegetable Tarte Tatin
    Mimi Thorisson/Manger
  • 5 Prosciutto, Endive & Shaved Manchego Salad
    Alexandra Cooks
  • 6 Cream Baked Endive With Bacon And Pecans
    James Ransom/Food52
  • 7 Caramelized Endives And Apples
    Mardi Michels (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Get the Caramelized Endives And Apples recipe by Mardi Michels (eat. live. travel. write.)
  • 8 Roasted Endive With Walnut Vinaigrette
    James Ransom/Food52
  • 9 French Onion & Endive Soup Recipe
    Cookin' Canuck
  • 10 Gin-And-Orange-Juice-Braised Endives
    Michael Turek/Food&Wine
  • 11 Endive Salad With Walnuts, Pears, And Gorgonzola
    Simply Recipes
  • 12 Beet, Burrata And Endive Salad
    Kitchen Confidante
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  • 13 Shrimp And Avocado Spears
  • 14 Endive, Pear & Chevre Tart
    Food Babbles
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  • 15 Warm Artichoke And Goat Cheese Souffles In Endive Leaves
    New Media Publishing
  • 16 Salmon And Endive Tart
    Living Tastefully
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  • 17 Sweet Potato & Endive Hash Recipe With Sriracha Buttermilk Sauce
    Cookin' Canuck

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