*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                                 Asparagus Gratin
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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        2  tablespoons   unsalted butter
        3  tablespoons   flour
    1 1/4  cups          milk
        1  cup           chicken broth
      1/2  cup           grated sharp white cheddar, -- Swiss or Parmesan cheese
                         Salt and freshly ground black pepper
        1  pound         asparagus, -- peeled and cooked
        4                hard boiled eggs, -- thinly sliced
      1/4  cup           fresh bread crumbs mixed with
      1/4  cup           grated cheese (same type you added to the sauce)
        1  tablespoon    melted butter
 In a small saucepan heat the butter until frothy. Stir in the flour and
 cook slowly, stirring constantly, for a minute. Add the milk and broth,
 whisking vigorously and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat and
 simmer the sauce for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese, remove the sauce
 from the heat and whisk it just until the cheese has melted. Season to
 taste with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
 Arrange the asparagus in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with sliced eggs
 and spoon the sauce over the top. Top with bread crumbs mixed with cheese
 and drizzle melted butter over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the
 cheese sauce is bubbly.
 Yield: 2 servings
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