Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin With Blue Cheese

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin With Blue Cheese
  • Yield:4 servings
  • Active time:10 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Adapted from Tender by Nigel Slater.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 6 ounces blue cheese
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Directions

  1. 1.

    Heat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and bring a medium pot of salted water to boil.

  2. 2.

    Butter a shallow baking dish and set aside.

  3. 3.

    Add the Brussels sprouts to the water, bring back to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes. Drain, dry well, and arrange the sprouts in the buttered baking dish. Crumble the blue cheese over the sprouts.

  4. 4.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the cream, milk and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. 5.

    Pour the cream mixture over the spouts, top with Parmesan, and transfer to the oven. Bake until the cream is bubbling and the top has begun to brown, 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.