This simple one-pot appetizer creates the most delicious fennel you'll ever have. It involves caramelizing them in a pan until they're tender, golden, and have developed a deep and rich flavor. Just top with a bit of chevre, lemon zest, dill, and enjoy!
Heat the butter and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat in a wide and shallow dish until the butter has melted. Add the sugar, salt, and pepper to the pan and stir. Add a single layer of the fennel bulb slices and reduce heat to medium-low.
Cook until transparent and lightly golden around the edges, then flip and do the same with the other side. Remove the caramelized fennel bulbs from the pan and set them aside, then repeat with the remaining fennel bulb slices, making sure to always cook them in a single layer so that each slice is in contact with the pan.