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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Cauliflower Cheese


My favorite dish as a child was Cauliflower Cheese. It's simple, yet luxurious. Zesty and cozy. The perfect supper when its dark and nippy outside and you're not feeling too ambitious.

This version was steamed cauliflower florettes over a bed of dino kale (sauted with olive oil and garlic until tender), with a simple roux-based cheddar cheese sauce. Under the broiler for 4 minutes and this one was hard to beat tonight....

Cheddar Cheese Sauce:
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar
2 TBSP water

Melt the butter and add the flour. Cook, stirring continuously, over med-low heat till frothy for 2 minutes. Add the milk and stir. When incorporated, add the grated cheddar and turn off the heat. Stir until smooth. Add the water until desired consistency is reached.

4 Comments:

Blogger Kate / Kajal said...

tasty food can also most be the simplest of foods :)
yumm ...cheese :)

4:53 AM  
Blogger texmex said...

Very good. Yesterday we had a raclette with cauliflower instead of the classic potatoes, it was delicious, so use raclette cheese only and it is delicious.

12:06 PM  
Blogger s.j.simon said...

:) did you know how cheese was invented? It wasnt necessity, it was an accident, read this

1:04 AM  
Blogger Kstyle said...

That cauliflower and cheese looks so good! Great idea when I start my low carb veggie diet soon.

9:21 PM  

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