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Fruits and Vegetables - Zippy Baked Carrots

  • 5 to 6 cups carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

On stovetop or in a microwave, blanch the carrots until crisp-tender. Layer half in a shallow 2-quart baking pan; cover with half of the cheese. Repeat layers.

Sauté onion in 4 tablespoons butter for two minutes; blend in flour and seasonings. Cook and stir for one minute. Add milk all at once; cook and stir until thickened. Pour over cheese.

Combine bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle over all. Top with bacon. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

Yield: eight servings.
Submitted By: Etta Lay
Pine Knot, Ky.
Scott Morgan Farmers Co-op
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