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Asparagus Mornay

Type: Cheese, Eggs
Courses: Casseroles, Main Course, Side dish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozFresh asparagus - trimmed
1 tablespoon 15mlButter or margarine
1 tablespoon 15mlAll-purpose flour
1 cup 237mlHalf and half cream
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlChicken bouillon granules
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSalt
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozSwiss cheese - shredded
2 tablespoons 30mlCrushed butter flavored crackers - (Ritz)

Recipe Instructions

In a skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain. Arrange spears in the bottom of a greased 1 1/2 qt. baking dish; set aside and keep warm.

In a small saucepan, melted butter over Low heat. Add flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in the cream, bouillon, nutmeg and salt; bring to a boil over Medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Taste of Home Magazine, April/May '97, p. 26


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