Celery And Almonds Au Gratin
|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|
|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)|
|Dry bread crumbs||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
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.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1661 Calories from Fat 1104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 122 g187.1%
Saturated Fat 40.8 g204.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 178.3 mg59.4%
Sodium 2538.4 mg105.8%
Total Carbohydrates 93 g31.1%
Dietary Fiber 20.9 g83.6%
Sugars 15 g
Protein 70 g139.4%
Vitamin A 83.5% Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 146.7% Iron 42%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet