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Courtesy of  Good Housekeeping

Serves 6

Ingredients
1 1/4 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1-in. chunks
2 tbsp. olive oil
lg. eggs
1/4 c. half-and-half
2 c. shredded Gruyère cheese
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 c. packed fresh spinach, sliced
med. bulbs fennel, cored and thinly sliced 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss potatoes with oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; arrange in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, half-and-half and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir in Gruyère, basil, parsley and garlic. In large bowl, toss potatoes, spinach and fennel with egg mixture until well combined. Transfer to 2-quart. baking dish; cover with foil.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until custard has set. Uncover; bake another 5 minutes. Garnish with additional basil and parsley, if desired

 

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Cheesy Asparagus Gratin

Cheesy Asparagus Gratin

Courtesy of Antonis Achilleos     Cooking Light

Hands-On Time 25 Min     Total Time 35 Mins      Yield 8 servings

This family-friendly side dish is a delicious new take on potatoes au gratin. Yes, it’s still cheesy comfort food, but the fresh asparagus means it won’t leave you in a food coma. If you’ve ever made homemade macaroni and cheese, this technique will be familiar: you’ll make a bechamel sauce and top it with buttery breadcrumbs. In fact, you could double the sauce, toss it with pasta, stick it in the freezer and have mac and cheese ready to go whenever you need a quick dinner. For this dish, look for thick asparagus spears (not the pencil-thin ones) which will hold up better when served.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound  potatoes peeled and sliced into ¼” rounds
  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 cup of very fine chopped sweet vidalia onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons butter, for greasing pan
  • salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  •  1/2 cup crumbled bacon bits  ( I usually fry  bacon nite before and break into crumbs)
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub the inside of an 8- by 11-inch baking pan with the clove of garlic and then grease well with the butter.
  2. In a pan of salted water, cook the potatoes until just  barely tender. Check using the toothpick and if goes thru and comes out clean it is done (do not overcook until mushy). Drain well.
  3. Layer the cooked potatoes, onions and the halved Brussels sprouts, seasoning well with salt and pepper. Pour cream evenly over the top of the vegetables and sprinkle the cheese and bacon bits on top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
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