Monday, February 28, 2011

Meatless Monday - Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin

Sammit and I observe Meatless Monday, which is slightly ironic because I usually pick our meat CSA up on Mondays.

Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin
adapted from Barefoot in Paris

1 head cauliflower, cut into large florets
1 head broccoli, cut into large florets
4 Tbs. butter (divided into 2 Tbs)
3 Tbs. AP flour
2 cups hot milk
Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp black better
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup grated baby swiss
1/2 cup grated muenster
1/4 cup bread crumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 375 (F).  Meanwhile, cook florets in a large pot of boiling salt water until tender but firm (5 min), drain.
  2. Add 2 cups of milk in a sauce pan.  Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbs of butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Add flour, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, making a rue.
  3. Pour hot milk into the rue and stir until it comes to a boil.  Boil, whisking constantly, until thickened.  Off the heat add a large pinch of salt, pepper, nutmeg and 1/2 cup of cheese.
  4. Pour about 1/3 of the sauce into the bottom of a baking dish, filling the dish with the drained florets.  Spread remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with the remaining cheeses and breadcrumbs.
  5. Drizzle 2 Tbs. melted butter of the top.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until browned.
Can be served hot or at room temp (read: a great make ahead meal).

No comments:

Post a Comment