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Old 01-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Original recipes with cauliflower

Hi,

I'm looking for original recipes to make with cauliflower. I have gratin, velouté, soup... but I can't find anything a bit less common.

Does someone have any suggestion?

Thanks

Nathalie

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:06 AM   #2
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You can also steam them until VERY tender and mash them like you would potatoes, adding cream, butter, s&p. Delicious!! A lot of people on low carb diets make this instead of mashed potatoes.

Are you on a search for a particular reason? Just curious.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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Thank you for this idea kitchenelf.

No particular reason. I just have a cauliflower in the fridge and I am a bit bored of gratin or soup...
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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Hi,

I'm looking for original recipes to make with cauliflower. I have gratin, velouté, soup... but I can't find anything a bit less common.

Does someone have any suggestion?

Thanks

Nathalie
Hi Nathalie
I steam the cauli till soft, mash it, with a couple of tablespoons of creme fraiche, so it has the cosistency of mashed potato, it's a delicious alternative to potatoes.
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I have had curried cauliflower in Indian restaurants and it is really good. I don't have a recipe for you, but I'm sure you could google some. And cream of cauliflower soup is scrumptious as well. I just cook the cauliflower with a little onion in chicken broth, whirl it in the food processor and add some cream. A pinch of nutmeg is good added to this, and I'm sure others have suggestions for making it even better.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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CAULIFLOWER PIE

I make this all the time and it's a huge crowd pleaser.

You'll need:

1 cauliflower
1 frozen deep dish pie shell
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 cup shredded cheese -- I recommend gruyere, but have also used manchego and vella jack
5 or 6 eggs
about 1/4 cup milk
1t salt
pepper

Preheat oven to whatever temp the pie shell packaging says.

Cut up the cauliflower and chop/break the florets into small pieces about the size of a nickel

Chop the onion finely

Bring a big pot of water to a boil and add the cauliflower and the onion and cook until the cauliflower is tender but not too soft. Drain and set aside.

Mince the garlic very finely.

Whisk the eggs and the milk together. Add the garlic and the salt and pepper. Whisk again to combine.

Place the pie shell on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Sprinkle about 1/3 of the cheese on the bottom of the pie shell

Pile 1/2 of the the cauliflower/onion mixture into the shell. You might need to arrange it like a puzzle to fit in as much as you can.

Top with 1/2 of the remaining cheese

Pile the remaining cauliflower/onion in

Carefully pour the egg mixture into the pie shell to fill up the empty space.

Top with remaining sheese.

Cover with foil and put in the oven.

After about 30 minutes remove the foil and check for doneness. Let it cook uncovered to brown the top. It usually takes about 40-45 minutes to fully cook.

You can also add fresh or dry herbs of your choice. Add to egg mixture or sprinkle in with the cheese.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:18 AM   #7
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it sounds weird, but i like cauliflower cooked in bbq sauce with a little bacon.
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I almost forgot - I love simply roasting it in the oven. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. I like mine to get some nice color.
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We like it pickled.
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You can also steam them until VERY tender and mash them like you would potatoes, adding cream, butter, s&p. Delicious!! A lot of people on low carb diets make this instead of mashed potatoes.

Are you on a search for a particular reason? Just curious.

We tried this, part of some diet I think (Miami beach?), but it was excellent!
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