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Old 07-29-2006, 10:49 AM   #61
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I am so glad you liked it Corinne and thank you for pointing out that error. I have fixed it in my original post so that anyone else who comes along will have the correct instructions. Thanks again
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:57 AM   #62
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I know I'm arriving late to this party, but one thing I've learned over many many years of cooking is to never never ever take recipe times too seriously.

To be perfectly honest, I don't think I've EVER had a printed recipe time ring true, & after realizing that, always do my cooking via eye/taste/texture.
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:36 AM   #63
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Cauliflower? Ah yes, a delicious vegetable. Some like it, some hate it, as I've just read!
I love it any way you care to serve it, but my favourites are
1) Cauliflower Cheese - that's English Comfort Food, mashed with potatoes, Cheddar cheese, salt, & pepper, sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked in the oven.
2) Alla Siciliana - I really don't know whether cauliflowers grow in Sicily, but you cut the cauli into florets, add about 6 large cloves of garlic, a chopped hot pepper, a good dash of virgin oil,salt and a little water. Bring to a boil in a saucepan then lower to minimum and close with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for about 25 minutes until the cauli falls apart.
3) Tempura or Pakora - sliced thin then deep fried.
4) Any way you like, Indian style! There's a delicious Maharashtran recipe somewhere which is basically steamed potato, cauli and fresh peas with coconut, asafoetida, mustard seeds and a dash of sugar. OOOoohh!

Andy? I understand. Give me a rib-eye steak and see what I do with it...
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #64
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Break into flowerettes, boil for about 5 minutes. Drain, cool, then just before serving dip in egg, then bread crumbs. Fry in corn oil on medium heat turning til golden brown. (The oil does make a difference.)
My kids and grandkids beg me to make this no matter what else I'm serving. My husband couldn't get enough. They are awesome!!!!
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:24 PM   #65
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Drama Queen, that looks like a winner! Sure would make a tasty hors d'ouevre.
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #66
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Cover it with cheese, wrap it up, give it to a friend, and say "It's a cheese ball."

LOL!!!! Mish, you are too funny and my exact sentiments, only I wouldn't do that to a friend. Ha! HOWEVER---hubby and I took the plunge in Egypt and ate at a wonderful Indian restaurant that had their own version of an Outback restaurant style of a blooming onion (aka awesome blossom) only it was a blooming cauliflower. They apparently had marinated it, dipped it into some light batter and then deep fried it and served it with a sauce. It was to die for it was so good!!!! The only cauliflower that I've ever been able to eat and it was gone in minutes.
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:43 PM   #67
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I make pickles.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:39 PM   #68
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I love cauliflower any way, but like it best as cauliflower cheese with the cheese sauce to dip new boiled potatoes in. Like it raw too.
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:08 PM   #69
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Love Cauli and Blue Cheese cream soup, or with a mix of broccoli in same soup. Also do a gorgeous Yellow Spiced Cauliflower Soup.

Dress just warm cauliflower that has been cooked past al dente, but not collapsing, with EVOO, red wine vinegar, S&P and lots of Italian parsley

Cauliflower Fritters

1/2 lge Cauliflower
60g Flour
2 eggs
40g each cheddar & Gruyere cheese grated
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp grd nutmeg
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds, roasted & crushed
1 clove garlic, peeled & crushed
salt & fresh milled white pepper
500ml vege oil for frying


Cut cauliflower into even sized florets, boil in salted water until tender 5-7mins, Drain & pat dry with absorbent paper.
Finely chop the cooked cauliflower
Make a batter with the flour, eggs & lemon juice, then add cheeses, nutmeg, chilli, cumin Make a batter with the flour, eggs & lemon juice, then add cheeses, nutmeg, chilli, cumin & garlic. Season to taste. Add the chopped cauliflower to the batter and leave to rest for 30mins
Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan or deep fryer
Spoon mixture into hot vege oil and cook for 3-4 mins until they turn a deep brown colour and cheese is melted.

Makes 16 fritters


Gotta eat a rainbow every day and this much maligned vege is part of the rainbow! Good to see how many love it here! Yaaaaaah peeps!
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:25 PM   #70
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...Of course, some have had it cooked right and still hate it, but I suspect they survive on bologna and Wonder Bread...
So, I'm a culinary neanderthal because I don't like what you like? I don't think so.
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