Asparagus Gratin

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Asparagus Gratin
This recipe for Asparagus Gratin is a nice side dish for a fancy dinner party or a quiet night in for two. This is a new way to serve asparagus that will have your guests asking you for the recipe. Try this out next time you get fresh asparagus!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Arrange the asparagus in a dish. If stalks are thin, just place them in the dish. If stalks are thick, blanch them in boiling water for about a minute.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in flour. Cook for a minute but don't let it get brown. Then whisk in milk and cream, Add nutmeg, salt ad pepper and heat until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Take the sauce off the heat and stir in cheeses until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce over the asparagus and bake for 30 minutes. Top the asparagus with the breadcrumbs halfway through cooking.

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