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Old 09-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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How do you feel about Brussels sprouts then? I've met more people who would have thrown those at their own moms than cauliflower.

Cauliflower-like it, but love it roasted! Broccoli-haven't met any I haven't liked.
Brussels sprouts-steamed are OK, roasted are better, but the best are lightly steamed and tossed with fried bacon (of course, horse poo would probably be good with bacon), mushrooms sauted in the bacon grease, and a little tarragon and garlic powder. So yummy the first day, but excellent the next day, even for breakfast.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #22
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How do you feel about Brussels sprouts then? I've met more people who would have thrown those at their own moms than cauliflower.

Cauliflower-like it, but love it roasted! Broccoli-haven't met any I haven't liked.
Brussels sprouts-steamed are OK, roasted are better, but the best are lightly steamed and tossed with fried bacon (of course, horse poo would probably be good with bacon), mushrooms sauted in the bacon grease, and a little tarragon and garlic powder. So yummy the first day, but excellent the next day, even for breakfast.
They are nice roasted and tossed with a warm bacon vinaigrette dressing.

The day after a meal including Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes try combining the two into a sort of bubble and squeak patty, fried in bacon grease until nice and crispy on the outside!
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #23
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They are nice roasted and tossed with a warm bacon vinaigrette dressing.

The day after a meal including Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes try combining the two into a sort of bubble and squeak patty, fried in bacon grease until nice and crispy on the outside!
No they're not. They still taste like Brussels sprouts. (Sorry, Aunt Bea).
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ROTFL!! About cauliflower and the boot!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #25
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Brussels sprouts are divine. Nobody in my house will touch them. I especially love Brussels sprouts potato soup! Reminds me a bit of Bubble and Squeak. Yummy!
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #26
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I love me some cauliflower!

Cauliflower's only bad when it's growing out of your skin in sensitive places.
Please may I come and sit next to you in the pro-cauli corner? I like cauliflower too. Not much cop when you eat it just boiled but there's a lot you can do with it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #27
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Brussels sprouts are divine. Nobody in my house will touch them. I especially love Brussels sprouts potato soup! Reminds me a bit of Bubble and Squeak. Yummy!
As a child I hated them but mother always put one on my plate and insisted I ate it. So glad she did. I love sprouts now. I think they are a grown-up thing but if you don't get used to them as a child you won't know later.
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What I can't bear is kale. Nasty stuff. Used to be cattle food when I was a girl.

No matter what I do with it I can't make it even barely edible despite trying dozens of recipes by otherwise reliable cooks.
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No they're not. They still taste like Brussels sprouts. (Sorry, Aunt Bea).
That's why they're yummy!
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #30
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I think the best way to prepare cauliflower is to just cut it into florets and eat that way or with dip.

The more you do to cauliflower, the less good/worse it gets. But, I would probably enjoy it deep fried like in Roch's picture.

I love raw cauliflower. but I have had cooked cauliflower on more than one occasion that was awful. Personally, I think cheese sauce just makes it worse.
I'm a confirmed cauli-lover but agree that it's awful when it's over-cooked. It needs to be "al dente". I like it raw or lightly cooked and the combination with cheese sauce and in soup and in veg curries and polonaise - steam or boil florets until lightly cooked. Heat butter in frying pan until slightly brown but NOT burnedstir I breadcrumbs, parsley and seasoning and stir round until breadcrumbs are crisp then spoon over the hot cauliflower and serve.

It has to be fresh though. By the time it's been three times round the country in a supermarket lorry cauli's lost all the charm it ever had. I buy it from my local independent greengrocer who goes to the wholesale market in Manchester at 5am every day.
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