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BeachKitten
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Christophene Au Gratin
      #1662593 - 09/08/15 10:40 PM (108.18.118.16)

There are as many spellings as there are islands and languages.
A very versatile squash, easy to find in a Spanish market.

Categories: Caribbean, Side Dish, Simple, Vegetable



Ingredients

• CHAYOTE AU GRATIN (CRISTOFENE, CHRISTOPHENE)
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• Serves 4
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• 3 large chayote, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
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• 2 tablespoons butter for buttering ramekins
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• 1/4 cup heavy cream
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• 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
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• Salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Preheat oven to 400°.
Boil chayote slices in salted boiling water until just tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Drain. (Cold water makes easier to handle slices and place in ramekins)
Butter 4 ramekins.
Divide chayote slices between ramekins, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pour heavy cream in each.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake until bubbly and top is browned.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Christophene Au Gratin [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1662619 - 09/09/15 09:26 AM (71.101.34.91)

Wow, looks pretty easy! I've not had chayote before. What does it taste like?

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BeachKitten
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Re: Christophene Au Gratin [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662640 - 09/09/15 12:57 PM (108.18.118.16)

Yes Carol, that recipe is the super easy method.
Kinda cheating, as it tastes even better if you make a true bιchamel sauce. Layering the cheese as you add the chayote slices would be good too. ;)

To me, it tastes kinda like a squash, but firmer? Mushier potatoes? Lol.... I don't know, add cheese and cream to anything, made by a French chef..and it's great!

http://blog.syracuse.com/entertainment/2010/01/chayotes_make_a_fine_addition.html

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Re: Christophene Au Gratin [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1662643 - 09/09/15 01:23 PM (71.101.34.91)

Yup, cheese and cream--how can that be bad??

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