Scalloped Asparagus

Robyn Bruce

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@Robyn1757

I love scalloped "anything"!! And scalloped asparagus is delicious!


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
fresh asparagus
1/2 stick
butter
1 Tbsp
flour
1 c
milk
4
hard cooked eggs, chopped
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
fine, dry bread crumbs
1/2 c
grated or shredded swiss cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boiling. Spray a shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
3
Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus, trim off any sandy scales. Wash thoroughly.
4
Add asparagus to boiling water. Cover. Lower heat. Simmer for 10 minutes or until lower parts of stalks are fork-tender. Drain. Transfer to paper towels to drain further.
5
To prepare cream sauce:

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute.

Gradually stir in the milk.

Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat. Reserve.
6
Arrange half the asparagus in a layer in a prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half the chopped egg. Dot with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
7
Arrange another layer with remaining asparagus. Sprinkle the center portion of asparagus with the remaining chopped egg.
8
Pour the reserved cream sauce down the middle of casserole. Sprinkle sauce with bread crumbs and cheese. Dot uncovered portions of asparagus with remaining 2 tablespoons butter to prevent drying out during baking.
9
Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for about a half hour. Uncover, bake 2-3 minutes more or until top is browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free