Braised fennel with sourdough and garlic crumbs


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

Appears in

Slow Cooker Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Vegetarian

By Katy Holder

Published 2018

  • About

Fennel is a very versatile vegetable. It’s ideal for salads due to its crisp texture. Conversely, when it is cooked slowly for a few hours, the bulbs soften and the flavour sweetens.


  • 125 ml (4 fl oz/½ cup) olive oil
  • 4 small


Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in the insert pan of a slow cooker or a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Add the fennel and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5–6 minutes until golden.

Return the insert pan, if using, to the slow cooker, or transfer the fennel to the slow cooker. Ad