Chyrel's Recipes From Friends

Baked Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin                

1 qt Brussels sprouts
2 tb Butter
1/2 c Green onions, chopped
1 tb Flour
1/2 sl Bacon
1 1/2 ts Garlic, chopped
1 1/2 ts Parsley, chopped
1 c Water, reserved from cooking
1/2 ts Salt
1/8 Pepper
1/2 c Cheddar cheese, grated
2 1/2 tb Bread crumbs

Preheat oven 325 F. Wash and "x" bottom of brussels sprouts. Place in boiling water, enough to cover. Boil and simmer 10 mins or until tender. Drain and reserve 1 c hot liquid. Melt butter in sm skillet.
Add green onions and saute 3 mins. Stir in flour and cook until flouris dissolved, 3 mins. Add bacon, garlic and parsley. Cook 3 mins more. Pour in reserved water. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil,
stirring constantly until thickened to consistency of heavy cream
Remove bacon from sauce. Place sprouts base down in a buttered casserole. Pour sauce over. Top with grated cheese then breadcrumbs. Bake 30 mins or until top is browned.

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