This can be made in a shallow Cast Iron Gratin Dish or a 9" Cast Iron Skillet. We have a collection of Vintage Enamel Cast Iron Gratin Dishes and this is the perfect recipe for them.
Artichoke Hearts and Asparagus in Cast Iron
Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 - Shallow Cast Iron Gratin Dish or a 9" Cast Iron Skillet.
4 TBS Butter
1/2 C Diced Shallots
3 TBS Flour
2 C Whole Milk
1 C Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided.
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 Pounds of Asparagus. Blanched in Boiling Water and Roughly Chopped.
1 - 15 oz. Can of Artichoke Hearts, Drained and Roughly Chopped.
1/2 C Bread Crumbs
On the Stove over Medium Heat:
Melt Butter in the Gratin Dish or Skillet.
Whisk well and cook for 5 minutes.
Whisk for 1 minute.
Whisking constantly until it begins to thicken.
About 3 - 4 minutes.
1/2 C Parmesan Cheese, Whisking until incorporated.
Salt and Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper
Fold in, with a Silicone Spatula:
Sprinkle evenly with Bread Crumbs and remaining Cheese.
Bake for 12 minutes, until Golden Brown.
Peace in the Kitchen!