We grow Asparagus and it's been a good crop this year. We love it prepared so many different ways.
Here's a recipe from my Aunt Faye's collection!
Here's what you'll need:
1 - shallow gratin dish sprayed with a vegetable cooking spray.
3 pounds of fresh Asparagus
2 TBS Butter
1 TBS Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 C Heavy Cream
1/2 C grated Swiss Cheese
Toasted Bread Crumbs
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel the Asparagus
Cook in boiling water, about 10 minutes.
In a Saucepan:
Stir in Flour.
Cook over low heat until golden.
Remove from heat.
Stir in Salt and Cream.
Return to medium heat
Cook, whisking constantly until it bubbles.
Cook for an additional minute longer.
Add Cheese, stirring until the Cheese melts.
Arrange Asparagus the gratin dish.
Spoon the sauce evenly over the Asparagus.
Bake 15 minutes or until the sauce is golden brown.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs during the last 5 minutes.
Peace in the Kitchen!