Chicons au gratin bento
Labels: apple, banana, carrot, cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, grapes, ham, strawberries, witloof ·
Today's bento features a typical Belgian dish : (Belgian) Endives rolls, locally knows as Chicons au gratin (in French) or Witloofgratin (in Dutch). Basically these are braised endives, rolled in a slice of ham, covered with bechamel (or as I did cheese sauce - although I didn't add any liquids to the bento) and generously sprinkled with grated cheese, before getting a tan in a hot oven.
It is a typical winter dish as well, as endives are very much in season now. I always go for the field-grown variety as I find those more savoury and less bitter than their greenhouse counterparts.
So besides, the endives, my bento has a few cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and cucumber slices. The sweet dessert portion consists of half a banana, white grapes, apple and a few strawberries. And all this for a total points value of 6,5 WW propoints.
Bon appetit !