Scalloped Celery

My favority side dish my family has served for years on holidays and special occasions. I sneak it in sometimes during the year because I love it

Ingredients

Scalloped Celery 1 bunch celery – cleaned and cut into approximately 1” pieces 1/2 tsp Salt 3 quarts boiling water 1 tblsp butter 1/4 cup finely minced onion 1 cup chicken broth – divided 1-2 tblsp corn starch 2 cups half & half 1 can sliced water chestnuts – drained 1 small jar pimentos – drained 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese – divided 1 cup slivered almonds – divided

Nutritional information

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Instructions

Boil celery for 2-3 minutes until SLIGHTLY softened. Drain and set aside. Saute onions in butter until softened. Add 3/4 cup of broth. Mix cornstarch into remaining broth and add to broth & onion mix. Gradually add half & half until desired consistency. (Fairly stiff is better as the celery does dilute the mixture.) Remove from heat. Add water chestnuts, pimentos, 1-1/2 cups cheese, and 3/4 cup of almonds. Put into oven safe dish. Top with remaining cheese and almonds and bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until warmed through. Do not over-bake or curdling will result.