Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Gratin

Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Gratin

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Course christmas, Side Dish
Cuisine Christmas, Irish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1 cauliflower head cut into florets
  • 500 ml milk
  • 30 g butter
  • 20 g plain flour
  • 100 g grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the brussels sprouts and blanch for 3 -4 minutes or until bright green and tender. Lift the broccoli from the water into a colander. Then, add the cauliflouwer florets, and continue simmering for 5-6 minutes until soften. Drain and transfer both to the prepared gratin dish.
  • Meanwhile, melt some butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir in the flour. Cook for about 2 minutes until a light golden colour. Pour in the milk and whisk vigorously until smooth.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 5 -6 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Pour the sauce over the vegetables and season with salt and black pepper. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10 -15 minutes until golden.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Use broccoli instead of Brussels sprouts if preferred
Keyword brussels sprouts, christmas, gratin, side dish