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Savory Boxes

July 17, 2012

Cooking time: 15-20 mins.
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensil: baking sheet
Oven temperature: 425-450°F.
Oven position: toward top

For 4 people you need:
8 2-in squares bread, about 1 1/2 ins thick
1/2 cup melted margarine

Filing:
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
seasoning
1/3-2/3 cup cooked shrimp or prawns

Garnish:
shrimp
parsley

1. Insert tip of a knife and mark a small square on each piece of bread to form the lid: remove carefully.

2. Take out center – this need not be wasted but may be made into crisp crumbs.

3. Brush the outside and lids of the boxes with melted margarine, stand on baking sheet, and cook until crisp and brown, approximately 15 minutes; the lids will take a shorter time.

4. To make the filling, heat butter, stir in flour, cook for several minutes, and then add milk. Bring to a boil, cook until thickened, season, and add shrimp.

TO SERVE: Fill the boxes with the shrimp mixture, garnish and serve at once.

TO VARY: Add chicken or ham to sauce.


©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967 Printed in Canada

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