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Vegetables Au Gratin

by Erika Nicole Kendall

2  large leeks (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1  pound  fresh brussels sprouts
1  teaspoon  olive oil
3  cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2  cups  (1/2-inch) sliced carrot
2  tablespoons  water
1  tablespoon  butter
3  tablespoons  unbleached all-purpose flour
2  cups  milk
1/2  teaspoon  salt-free lemon-pepper herb and spice blend
1/4  teaspoon  salt
2  tablespoons  panko bread crumbs
2  tablespoons  grated Parmesan cheese

Remove roots, outer leaves, and tops from leeks, leaving 6 inches of each leek. Cut each leek in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Rinse under cold water; drain. Set aside.

Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly under cold running water, and remove discolored leaves. Cut off stem ends, and cut large sprouts in half; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium heat until hot. Add leeks and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add sprouts, carrot, and water; cover and cook 15 minutes. Spoon vegetable mixture into a 1 1/2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray; set aside.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a wire whisk until well blended. Increase heat to medium; cook 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon-pepper blend and salt. Pour sauce over vegetable mixture. (Cover and chill mixture now, if desired.)

Combine cornflake crumbs and cheese; stir well. Sprinkle over vegetable mixture. Cover and bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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Nicole December 3, 2010 - 4:45 PM

I’ve been looking for a way to add some action to my brussel sprouts. Thanks!

Nicole December 13, 2010 - 3:05 PM

I made this, it was delish!

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