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Thursday, July 2, 2009
cauliflower cheese, good stuff, bad pic
gawd, that picture is crappy. wow, i am so sorry. i wasn't in the mood to take the hot dish outside to photograph in natural light and besides big j was hungry. he was standing there with spoon in hand to start eating once the lens cap was back in place. you will have to bare with me when i assure you how easy and oh so good this dish is. i don't know much about cooked cauliflower. i am use to eating the raw stuff with ranch dressing from those pre-made veggie trays. anyway, i bought a beautiful head yesterday and then rushed home to searched the net for ideas. i found this recipe, altered the units and got to it. man, i could have eaten the whole dish and came dang near close. give this a try and hey, don't forget to use a good sharp cheddar. make this and you won't have to be told twice to eat your vegetables. enjoy.
one head of cauliflower cut in florets
1 1/3 cups milk
8 oz good sharp cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup butter(half stick)
3 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
nutmeg, salt., pepper
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
preheat your over to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
boil your cauliflower in salted water till tender, about ten minutes. drain and place in a casserole dish. in a saucepan, whisk together the butter, flour, and milk over medium heat. whisk till thick, maybe 3 or 4 minutes. add in 3/4 of your cheese, mustard, nutmeg, salt and pepper. taste to check your spices. pour this over your cauliflower. now mix the rest of your cheese with the bread crumbs, sprinkle this on top. bake for about 15-20 minutes till brown and bubbly. keep an eye on it. everybody's oven is different. it can burn quick.