Another month, with another wonderful Secret Recipe Club assignment! If you are new to my blog and are unsure of what the Secret Recipe Club is, each month the members are secretly assigned another member from the group, and then we go and find an irresistible recipe to recreate and post on our own blog. It is so much fun to browse through the other blogs and find awesomely wonderful recipes to make :) A big shout out to Amanda, the founder of this wonderful club, and to Suzanne, the hostess of group B who helps us keep all of our stuff together :).
This month, I was assigned to The Bitchin' Kitchin'. I was excited first, by Ellie's choice of blog title (childish, I know!) but once I started going through her blog, MAN OH MAN! She has got some good stuff. I will actually be posting 3 recipes from her blog this week, including the one below since I had such a hard time choosing. Other posts that caught my eye were her Strawberry Infused Vodka, Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese, as well as her super helpful post on How to De-Seed a Pomegranate. Ellie is a laid back chick from NJ who loves to cook great food. Her posts are all unique and interesting. You should definitely check out her blog and the rest of the goodies she has posted! Thank you Ellie for having such an awesome blog and having so many wonderful options to choose from :)
The recipe that I am posting today from her blog is her Broccoli Gratin. The dish looked like a nice new take on broccoli, which we are always looking for. I followed her suggestion and made my own bread crumbs in my food processor and it turned out great. Ed loved it and said it was perfect, just enough flavor to not be plain broccoli, but not overwhelmed with a bunch of spice or too much cheese. I do think that next time I make it, I will add about 1/2 - 1 oz of shredded cheese to the broccoli part of the dish, as well as the cheese for the topping! :)
- 1 1/2 lbs broccoli
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 oz shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tbs light butter cut in pieces
Preheat oven to 400F.
Spray the bottom of 1 1/2 - 2 quart baking dish with pan spray
Place the broccoli in salted boiling water and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until tender
Drain the broccoli and cut in to bite sized pieces. Add to baking dish
Add the red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then spread the broccoli evenly in the dish.
Pour the milk over the top of the broccoli, then sprinkle with the cheese and bread crumbs.
Add the pieces of butter to the top.
Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until dish is heated through and cheese is bubbly
Serve and enjoy!
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