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                          BRUSSELS SPROUTS GRATIN
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Brussels sprouts
    2       oz           Bacon
    1       tb           Unsalted butter
                         - for greasing gratin dish
      1/2   c            Heavy cream
    1       tb           Fresh bread crumbs
    4       tb           Unsalted butter -- in bits
   PREHEAT OVEN TO 375F. Prepare the brussels sprouts by cutting a thin slice
   off the root end of each and then cutting an X in that end so it cooks
   evenly inside and out. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, blanch
   sprouts until they are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, refresh in ice
   cold water, and drain again. (Do not let the sprouts sit in water for more
   than a minute.) Saute bacon until limp, not crisp. Drain and coarsely chop.
   Mix the sprouts and bacon together and spread the mixture in a buttered
   gratin dish. Pour cream over the sprouts-bacon mixture and dot with bread
   crumbs and butter. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot.
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