Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin
(8 servings)


2 small heads Fresh Cauliflower
4 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
2 cups Milk
1½ cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
½ cup Bread Crumbs
¼ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 tbsp. Olive Oil


Core and cut cauliflower into bite-size pieces.  Put in a large pot, steam for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender-crisp.  Drain and set aside.  In a medium sauce pan over medium-heat, melt butter and add flour.  Whisk and cook 2 minutes.  Then add milk slowly as you whisk and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 6 to 8 minutes or until sauce thickens.  Add cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper stirring until smooth.  Now add the cauliflower, combine and transfer into a buttered 1½ quart baking dish.  In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, parsley and oil.  Sprinkle over cauliflower and place in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Note:               It is best to use fresh nutmeg and grate it yourself.  If it is not possible, than use already ground nutmeg.

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