Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Artichokes au Gratin
Try this au gratin recipe as an alternative to potatoes.
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


2 packages frozen artichoke hearts
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup butter
Dash white pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk, heated
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Cook artichoke hearts according to package directions, adding lemon juice to water. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Place artichoke hearts in single layer in a 9-inch square shallow casserole. Melt butter in saucepan. Add pepper, salt, onion salt, mustard and flour. Stir until smooth. Gradually add artichoke liquid and hot milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; add egg and half the cheese. Stir until blended. pour over artichokes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, bread crumbs and paprika. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.