Chicory the Dutch way.
Chicory I first ate it about 30;years ago when I was staying with Dutch friends. It’s lovely and healthy. Cut a thin slice from bottom and scoop out with a small knife a little from the bottom, it could be bitter. Then wash (keep whole) and put in a pan with cold salted water. Bring to boil, cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain very well and wrap slice of ham round it. Careful as it’s hot! Then put on plate, pour over some hot cheese sauce and serve with mashed potato. Mmmm lovely. Enjoy.
A regular online purchase ...
I've been buying this chicory from Tesco for a long time and it's always been excellent, with good keeping qualities. Sometimes, if you've had it in the fridge for a while, you have to remove the outer leaves, but the inside always stayed good if stored correctly. A regular purchase.
Out of Date
Chicory provided was out of date with brown outer leaves - unusable. Very poor.