Grandma Stern’s Famous Escalloped Asparagus
2 lbs cleaned, uncooked asparagus
12 soda crackers crumbled
4 or 5 hard boiled eggs
2 cups medium white sauce **
Butter casserole dish & layer the ingredients, except white sauce & grated cheese.
After all ingredients are layered, pour on white sauce and then sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake about 25 mins at 325*
** medium white sauce- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, 2 tablespoons flour, dash of salt and 1 cup milk (evaporated milk makes a richer sauce) In a microwave able 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup; melt butter for 30 seconds, stir in flour and salt…blending to make a paste. Add milk gradually, stopping to stir mixture every few seconds. Cook for at least 1 minute , stir, cook another
1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes longer, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until mixture boils. Stir well after removing from microwave .
Now grandma didn't have a microwave in which to cook her white sauce. She did it in the dead of summer (eastern Washington gets very hot in the summer) on a wood burning cook stove. No doubt it took a watchful eye to keep it from scorching.
If you try it, tell me what you think............Linda