2.24.2009

Cauliflower gratin

It's debatable if this dish is of "eat your veggies" type or "drown yourself in cheese and butter", regardless it is good! Adapted from the an adaptation of a recipe...

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk + 1 cup of water
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup of Swiss cheese ( but really follow the recipe referenced above, I only had Swiss on hand )
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp panko crumbs
  • 4 tbsp grated Parmesan
Boil cauliflower in water and drain after 6 minutes. On low-medium heat, melt butter in the pan and add flour when it's fully melted. Mix continuously with a wooden spoon for a minute or so, and add in the milk / water combination. Mix and cook until thicken (when it is just starting to boil). Remove from heat and add cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Place the cauliflower florets into a ceramic baking dish, pour the cheese mixture over them. Sprinkle with crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Serve with a nice, hearty steak...

1 comment:

Ira said...

looks delicious.. but i bet it doesn't beat argentinian steak