Fennel is a very tasty vegetable but one with which I've had little experience. We got some in the share the other day and I didn't have anything in particular in mind when I realized we also had fresh potatoes from both the share and our garden.
Fennel Mashed Potatoes
About 2 lbs potatoes
1 bulb fennel, sliced thin
2 T Butter
4 oz cream cheese
Salt to taste
Start the potatoes boiling. Saute the fennel and shallot in the butter until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash the potatoes, add the cream cheese and fennel.
Sam couldn't stop eating these -- he had them for a pre-dinner snack, dinner, and for breakfast the next day. What's not to like? Fat, fat, and more fat. They tasted like sour cream and onion potato chips.