Hope everyone got what they wanted this holiday season and enjoyed time with their loved ones. I made this brussels sprout gratin for our Christmas dinner yesterday to go along with the filet mingon and twice baked potatoes we were having for super rich holiday meal. So this is another great holiday edition of Fit Food.
1 pounds brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed
3/4 cups grated sharp Cheddar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon picked fresh thyme leaves
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Shave the brussels sprouts horizontally into 1/8-inch slices with a sharp knife or mandoline. Add to a bowl. Add the Cheddar, flour, thyme, garlic and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine. Add the mixture to an 8- by 8-inch baking dish, packing it in. Pour over the heavy cream.
In a small bowl, combine the panko, Parmesan and oil and pour over the brussels sprouts mixture.
Bake uncovered until the brussels sprouts are tender, the sauce is bubbling and the top is golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and serve.