This easy, cheesy Brussels sprout bake will convert even the most ardent of sprout haters!
500g Brussels sprouts (outer leaves trimmed and cut in half vertically)
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp plain flour
500ml single cream
pinch of nutmeg
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
75g grated mature Cheddar cheese
about 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a fast boil, then drop in the sprouts. Return to the boil and allow to boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat immediately and drain well.
In a heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter, the stir in the flour and allow to cook for a few minutes. Gradually add the cream and stirring the saucepan rapidly after each addition. Keep stirring over medium heat until the sauce thickens. Add the nutmeg as well as salt to taste
Tip the cooked Brussels sprouts into an ovenproof baking dish, pour over the sauce, then sprinkle the Cheddar evenly over the top and the crumbs on top of the Cheddar.
Bake in the a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the gratin is bubbling at the edges and starting to turn golden brown on top.
Recipe by Cooksister at http://www.cooksister.com/2012/12/cheesy-creamy-brussels-sprout-gratin.html