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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Mashed & Thrashed, Cauliflower
Mashed potatoes made from cauliflower? Yes please! With cheese! (Bittman p.281)
A few simple steps, and...
Boom! Okay, there were a few more steps in-between .. Anyway, I was really digging the concept of mashed cauliflower, but it made me wonder if the nutritional value diminishes as I cook it down so much to be tender - first there was boiling it in water, then there was heating it up in the sauce and mashing it down. I actually used a little too much milk too and had to let the sauce boil out a bit once I put the cauliflower in.
Full circle! I laid the mashed goods in a bed of spinach and it almost looks like another head of cauliflower! It was pretty good, but I think I should get a better melting cheese next time and find a potato masher...!