Au Gratin Artie Hearts
16 to 20 oz frozen artichoke hearts
1/2 cup butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon fine dry bread crumbs
Cook artichokes as directed on package.
Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, and dry mustard. When flour mixture is smooth and bubbly, gradually stir in reserved cooking liquid and milk. cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Remove from heat. Combine beaten egg with half of grated cheese. Gradually stir hot sauce mixture into egg and cheese mixture.
Blend well. Place artichokes in a shallow baking dish in a single layer. Pour sauce over artichokes; sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs, and sprinkle with paprika if using. Bake at 425° for 18 to 22 minutes..