Chayote Gratinado (Pear Squash Au Gratin)
Chayote Gratinado (Pear Squash Au Gratin)
 This chayote gratinado is an easy side-dish to whip up for dinner. 
Chayote Gratinado (Pear Squash Au Gratin)
Chayote Gratinado (Pear Squash Au Gratin)
 This chayote gratinado is an easy side-dish to whip up for dinner. 
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
  • 4medium chayotes
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1/2cup onionchopped
  • 1/2cup chiveschopped
  • 1/2cup parsleychopped
  • 6tablespoon butter
  • 2cups milk
  • 2cups mozarella cheeseshredded
  • 4tablespoon flourall-purpose
  • saltto taste
  • pepperto taste
  • black pepperto taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel the chayote
  2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Cook chayote until tender, for approximately 12 minutes. Remove from the water, split in half lengthwise and remove the seed.
  3. Using a pan, sauté the garlic, onion and herbs with 2 tablespoons of butter until they become dark; around 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and mix with the sliced chayote.
  4. Aside, prepare a white sauce, mixing the milk with the flour and the rest of the butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place chayote halves (heart facing up) on a greased refractory and cover with white sauce and then with cheese. Bake at 350°F until golden brown around 12 minutes.
  6. Top with sauteéd onion and herbs and serve.