Tuesday, September 8, 2009

cracklin' cauliflower....

1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 small head cauliflower
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 2/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoons horseradish
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup grated gruyere

8 butter crackers (ritz or similar)
1/2 cup panko {I substituted panko with more butter crackers}
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup grated gruyere
Heat over to 450'. Bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp kosher salt and cauliflower. Let simmer for 6 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Rinse in cold water and drain.
Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour and whisk 2 minutes. gradually add milk to combine. Bring saucepan to a boil, whisking often, then bring it to a simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add horseradish, dijon, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, and nutmeg. Stir in cheese and then cauliflower. Pour into a casserole dish.
topping: combine crackers, panko, and melted butter.
Sprinkle cheese on top of cauliflower mixture then add crumble topping.
Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand about 5 minute before serving.
**sounds like a finicky recipe, but it's actually very fast to make! this recipe comes from the September issue of family fun magazine.

1 comment:

Christine said...

I never realized that I can make a cracker out of Cauliflower. Thanks for sharing. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!