Vegetables au gratin

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges Leeks, (1-1/4 pounds)
1 pounds Fresh brussels sprouts
Vegetable cooking spray
1 teaspoon Olive oil
3 Cloves garlic, minced
2½ cup Sliced carrot, (1/2-inch)
2 tablespoons Water
1 tablespoon Margarine
3 tablespoons All-purpose flour
2 cups 2% low-fat milk
½ teaspoon Lemon-pepper herb and spice blend, salt-free
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Cornflake crumbs
2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese

Remove roots, outer leaves, and tops from leeks, leaving 6 inches of each leek. Cut each leek in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Rinse under cold water; drain. Set aside.

Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly under cold running water, and remove discolored leaves. Cut off stem ends, and cut large sprouts in half; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium heat until hot. Add leeks and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Add sprouts, carrot, and water; cover and cook 15 minutes. Spoon vegetable mixture into a 1-½-quart casserole coated with cooking spray; set aside.

Melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour.

Gradually add milk, stirring with a wire whisk until well blended. Increase heat to medium; cook 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat; stir in lemon-pepper blend and salt. Pour sauce over vegetable mixture. (Cover and chill mixture now, if desired.) Combine cornflake crumbs and cheese; stir well. Sprinkle over vegetable mixture. Cover and bake at 350 deg for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup).

Per serving: 148 Calories; 5g Fat (29% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 7mg Cholesterol; 251mg Sodium NOTES : Assemble this early on the day of your dinner to save last-minute hurrying.

Recipe by: Cooking Light, Nov/Dec 1993, page 143 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #395 by igor@... on Jan 28, 1997.

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