Broccoli and Ham Gratin

"This can be a main course or a side dish at something more extravagant."
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  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan until scalding.
  • Take off heat.
  • In a saucepan, melt 4 tlbsps butter over moderately-low heat and saute the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add the flour and cook the roux, stirring, for 3 minutes more.
  • Add the heated milk in a stream, whisking, and simmer it, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses and season to taste.
  • Keep stirring just until the cheeses are melted and incorporated into the sauce.
  • In a well-buttered 14 inch gratin dish, combine the broccoli and ham and pour sauce over.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top, dot with remaining 2 tblsps butter and bake in a preheated 375F (190C) oven for 30 minutes, or until it is browned and bubbly.

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  1. I'll admit it. I'm a broccoli-phobe. I must say though that this dish is DELICIOUS!! The sauce is paired perfectly with the broccoli & ham and not allowing either flavor to overpower the dish. I wouldn't change a thing about it. DH loved it as well. Two thumbs way up!!
  2. Great! I doubled the recipe and used some extra cubed ham (I had lots to use up). I sauteed some onion in thye butter before I made the roux. This is the first time that I've seen the 15-month-old go crazy over broccoli and feed himself pieces of broccoli! I'll make this again. Thanx!
  3. We enjoyed this dish. I used dry Italian flavored bread crumbs. They were too dry - next time I'd use grated day old bread. We thought the dish was even better the next day.


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