Creamed Broccoli


1 large package (1 Lb size) frozen broccoli pieces (all florets the best)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
2 cups defatted chicken broth
1 cup half and half or light cream
salt and pepper to taste
dash of fresh grated nutmeg


Cook broccoli by your favorite method until almost tender. Set aside. Either by hand or in a food processor, chop broccoli fine but do not puree. Make roux: in sauce pan by melting butter and stirring in the flour, Stir into a paste and cooking and stirring several minutes. Meanwhile heat chicken broth and cream. Gradually add hot liquid slowly, constantly stirring until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Thin with more liquid only if required. Add the cooked broccoli and continue to cook and stir several minutes more. Season to taste. serves 4

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