Celery Au Gratin

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
Celery and cheese is a wonderful combination…This recipe gives you an wonderful alternative for using celery, not just as a flavoring but as a side dish.
  • Trim the celery, discarding any tough outer stalks.Reserve some of the inner leaves and small stalks.
  • Cut stalks on the diagonal into 2 inch lenghts.
  • Blend the cornstarch into the sour cream, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mince the reserved celery leaves and add to the cream.
  • Pour over the celery.
  • Cook celery with the bay leaves in a pan of boiling salted water for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and discard the bay leaves and add celery to a gratin dish.
  • Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and cheese, and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until celery is tender and the top is golden brown. About 30 minutes.
  • Serve at once.

 

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