Thursday, February 28, 2013

Asparagus Gratin.

Great side dish. Had it tonight with Baked Spaghetti. Was a great meal together.

What you need:
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 T Butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/2 cup shredded medium cheddar
  • bacon bits
  • Salt and Pepper
What you do:
  1. Cut woody ends off asparagus. save them!
  2. Start the water boiling. 
  3. Once it reaches a boil add in ends of asparagus. Boil 5 minutes.
  4. Remove asparagus ends. (now you can throw them away)
  5. Put the water in a skillet with the asparagus stalks. Cook until a fork can go in. About 4 minutes.
  6. Put asparagus on paper towel and dry. Save 1 cup of water.(if not enough just add regular water until there is enough.)
  7. Melt butter in skillet. Wisk in flour. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Whisk in water. Bring to a boil them lower to a simmer. Cook until thickens about 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat. Whisk in 1/2 cup parmesan & 1/2 cup cheddar.
  10. Season with Salt and Pepper. Cover and let sit 5 minutes.
  11. Put asparagus on cookie sheet. Pour sauce over the top.
  12. Sprinkle the rest of the parmesan and bacon bits over the top.
  13. Broil 4-5 minutes.

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