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Celery And Almonds Au Gratin

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Ingredients
  Celery 4 Cup (64 tbs) (1 Inch Pieces)
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Homemade chicken broth/Canned / from bouillon 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Half and half 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded sharp cheddar cheese 4 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Put celery and 1/4 cup chicken broth into a 1 1/2-quart glass casserole. Cover with an all-glass lid or plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven
7 to 8 minutes at High; stir twice. Drain celery. Stir in almonds and set aside uncovered.
2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a 1-quart glass measuring pitcher in microwave oven (about 1 minute at High). Add flour, salt and pepper; mix well. Add 1 cup broth and half-and-half gradually, stirring constantly. Cook uncovered 4 minutes at High, or until thickened; stir after 2 minutes, then every 30 seconds.
3. Add 1/2 cup cheese to sauce and stir until melted. Pour over celery and almonds in casserole. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small glass dish in microwave oven (about 30 seconds at High). Combine melted butter and bread crumbs; sprinkle over cheese. Cover with waxed paper. Cook 1 to 2 minutes
at High, or until cheese melts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Everyday

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