Kohlrabi and Ham Gratin

From Eating Well, May/June 2009

3 lbs kohlrabi (5-6 medium), trimmed, peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/3 cups lowfat milk, divided
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup thinly sliced smoked ham, cut into strips
1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch of nutmeg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Coat a 1 1/2 quart gratin dish or similar size shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook kohlrabi in the boiling water until tender, 20-25 minutes. Drain.
Heat 1 cup milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Whisk flour and the remaining 1/3 cup milk in a small bowl to make a smooth paste, stir into the hot milk and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in the ham and cheese.
Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Distribute the cooked kohlrabi in the prepared dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the top, spreading evenly. Sprinkle witht he breadcrumbs. Bake the gratin until bubbling and golden on top, 30-40 minutes.

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