Brussel Sprout & Cheese Bake with Crispy Shallots

Brussel Sprout & Cheese Bake with Crispy Shallots

Who can say no to a cheesy bake? Not me, that’s for sure! This scrumptious dish is perfect for those long, cold winter weekends.

Serves 4 | Ingredients

500g Brussel Sprouts

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2 tbsp Olive oil

4 Shallots, thinly sliced

85g Fresh breadcrumbs

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25g Butter

400ml Milk

50g Plain flour

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2 tsp Wholegrain mustard

100g Cheddar, grated

30g Pine nuts

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1. Heat oven to 200c / 180c fan / gas 6

2. Halve any large sprouts and toss them with the oil and some seasoning in a roasting tin or ovenproof dish. Roast for 20 minutes until the sprouts are tender and turning golden.

3. Meanwhile, put the shallots in a frying pan and gently place over a medium-low heat. Gently fry until crispy. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Add the breadcrumbs and fry until golden and crunchy. Set aside, then clean the pan with paper.

4. Melt the butter in the pan with 2 tbsp of the milk, then stir in the flour and mustard for two minute to make a paste. Gradually whisk in remaining milk until you have a smooth sauce.

5. Cook until you have a thick sauce, then turn off the heat and stir the cheese in until melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

6. Tip the sprouts and shallots into an ovenproof dish, then spoon over the sauce and scatter on the breadcrumbs and pine nuts.

7. Bake gratin for 10-15 minutes until bubbling.

8. Serve and enjoy!

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