(Pickled Fennel – Bella Rudnick (from the website ynet.co.il

Pickled Fennel – Bella Rudnick, from the website ynet.co.il

For 1 1/2 liter jar

Ingredients: 5-7 fennel bulbs 2-4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced into thirds 12 thyme sprigs 2 lemons, thinly sliced lengthwise 2 heaping t. salt 2/3 c. regular vinegar 1 2/3 c. olive oil Several black pepper pods, ground 1/2 t. sugar diluted in 1 T. water Olive oil to cover

Preparation: Wash fennel well and remove stalks. Cut bulbs in half and cut into thin slices. Place in bowl and add olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon, vinegar, thyme, freshly-ground pepper, salt, and the sugar and water mixture. Add enough olive oil to cover the fennel, and transfer to jar. Pickled fennel is ready within several hours, but taste will improve with time.