The classic Italian flavor base is just a Mirepoix with the carrots swapped for diced fennel and a lot of olive oil. Use it as a base for Italian sausage and roasted potatoes and watch your family swoon.
- 2 cups onion, diced
- 1 cup of celery, diced
- 1 cup of diced fennel, diced
- About a cup of olive oil
- Heat the oil in a pan, add the ingredients
- Cook until fragrant and soft–do not brown!
- Use as a base for a dish or freeze it for later
If you feel like the fennel is too strong, or you just like a more savory flavor, use half a cup of diced carrots and half a cup of diced fennel.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: Italian
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