Lil Sprouts au Gratin Recipe
Servings: 8 - 10
Brussels sprouts, the tiny cousin to cabbage, take on a cheesy, sweet flavor and creamy texture in this must-do holiday side dish complementing any main course. A substitute for chicken broth concentrate: 2 tablespoons of a dried seasoning mix.
Blanche sprouts in a medium saucepan with Teflon™ nonstick coating for about 3 minutes; drain, cool under cold water and slice thin; set aside. Wipe pan; cook pancetta over medium heat to lightly brown; set aside. Drain fat from pan but leave 1½ tablespoons to cook shallots until soft, 2 mins. Add flour whisking a minute. (Preheat oven to 350°.) Add cream, milk, & broth concentrate stirring constantly until thick. Sprinkle in thyme & nutmeg; stir in sprouts; Add pepper and transfer to a baking pan (about 9x13-inch) with Teflon™ nonstick coating. Top with reserved pancetta, parsley, cheese, breadcrumbs. Pour butter overall. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly & golden. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.