Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Casserold
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- 6 c
- broccoli florets ( 1 large head)
- 6 c
- cauliflower florets (1 small head)
- 4 Tbsp
- 5 Tbsp
- 2 1/2 c
- 1/2 c
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper, to taste
- egg yolk
- 2 c
- shredded cheddar, swiss, or gruyere cheese ( or a combination of any )
- ritz crackers , crushed ( for topping, optional )
1Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray 15 x 10 1/2-inch baking dish.
2Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli for about 3 minutes (until crisp-tender). Remove with slotted spoon.
3Add cauliflower to boiling water and cook about 7 minutes (until crisp-tender). Drain, saving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
4In a medium pan , melt butter over medium heat.
5Whisk in flour until it is blended.
6Gradually whisk in the milk, cream, and cooking liquid.
7Cook about 1 minute, whisking continuously, until mixture is thickened.
8Add in nutmeg, cayenne, salt and pepper.
9Remove from heat and stir in egg yolk and 1 cup of the cheese.
10Alternate layers of broccoli and cauliflower in pan....Spoon sauce over veggies and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
11Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
12I like to crush up Ritz crackers and sprinkle them over the top of this dish for the last few minutes of baking :)