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    Squash and Swiss Cheese Casserole

    Source of Recipe


    From "The Southern Living Party Cookbook"

    List of Ingredients


    • 3 to 4 pounds yellow squash, cut into ⅓-inch slices (about 8 cups)
    • 2 medium-size yellow onions, chopped
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 6 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
    • 2 thyme sprigs
    • cup (4 ounces) salted butter
    • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp seasoned salt (such as Lawry's)
    • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
    • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
    • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
    • 6 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded (about 1 cups)
    • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, from 1 baguette


    Instructions


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil; add the squash, onions, bay leaves, parsley, and thyme. Cook until the squash is barely tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard the herbs.

    2. While the squash cooks, melt 6 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add the flour, and cook, whisking constantly, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens, about 11 minutes.

    3. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the kosher salt, seasoned salt, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, and cayenne. Gradually stir about one-fourth of the hot milk mixture into the yolks; add the yolk mixture to the remaining hot milk mixture, stirring constantly.

    4. Return the saucepan to medium-low; cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in 1 cup of the cheese. Add the sauce to the squash mixture; stir gently to combine. Pour into a lightly buttered broiler-proof 13-by-9 inch (3-quart) baking dish.

    5. Melt the remaining butter; stir in the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture and remaining cup cheese over the squash. Bake until the top is lightly browned and the sauce is bubbly, about 35 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil 6 inches from the heat until the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.

      Serves 12



 

 

 


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