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Lorraine's Asparagus Casserole

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Ingredients
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Dash
  Old english cheese 8 Ounce, grated (1 Package)
  Cooking sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned asparagus tips 20 Ounce, drained (2 Cans, 10 Ounce Each)
  Slivered almonds 4 Ounce, toasted (1/2 Of 8 Ounce Package)
  Ritz cracker crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Make a white sauce as follows: Melt butter in small saucepan.
Add flour and blend.
Slowly add milk.
Add pepper, salt and paprika.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick.
Remove from heat.
Add cheese and sherry, if desired.
Place asparagus in casserole dish.
Add almonds.
Pour white sauce over asparagus.
Top with a thick layer of crumbs and almonds.
Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes until bubbly.
Serves 4 to 6.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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