Cuts of Cardo Mariano with Bechamel

Ingredients (for 4):

  • 30 stems of Cardo Mariano
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 7 tablespoons flour
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • grated cheese
  • Salt

Boil the stems until they become soft (5-10 minutes) and give broth. Heat the milk to a boil. Meanwhile, put the butter in a pan and let it melt. Add the flour and stir. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the boiling milk and cook stirring until the sauce reaches the typical consistency (approximately 5 minutes); So you do not raise the temperature too much, stir constantly. Remove the béchamel and pour it over the boiled stems, arranged in a serving dish. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Wanting to make it more tasty, you can add the fresh ground pepper sauce and / or grated lemon peel.