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Christophene Au Gratin #67542
09/08/2015 09:40 PM
09/08/2015 09:40 PM
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Maryland/DC Metro
BeachKitten Offline OP
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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

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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.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Christophene Au Gratin [Re: BeachKitten] #67543
09/09/2015 08:26 AM
09/09/2015 08:26 AM
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Wow, looks pretty easy! I've not had chayote before. What does it taste like?


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Re: Christophene Au Gratin [Re: Carol_Hill] #67544
09/09/2015 11:57 AM
09/09/2015 11:57 AM
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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. wink

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! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

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


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Re: Christophene Au Gratin [Re: BeachKitten] #67545
09/09/2015 12:23 PM
09/09/2015 12:23 PM
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Yup, cheese and cream--how can that be bad?? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/chef.gif" alt="" />


Carol Hill

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