Friday, May 16, 2014

Mashed Cauliflower "Potatoes"

I really liked these, but my DH did not! He's not a cauliflower fan and saw me making this so the recipe had strikes against it from the start! I served them with baked cube steak and really liked the combined taste. Try them...but you may need to make them in secret if you family has an aversion to cauliflower.
Mashed Cauliflower "Potatoes"
1 small to medium cauliflower
1 to 2 Tablespoons of water
1 to 2 Tablespoons of butter or taste
1/4 cup heavy cream, or less depending on desired consistency
Salt and pepper to taste
Chop or pull apart cauliflower into small pieces. Place in microwaveable covered casserole. Add water and microwave covered on High for 5 minutes, stir and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes on high or until cauliflower is tender. Drain well and let sit for about 5 minutes. Place cooked cauliflower in blender, food processor or use and immersion blender. Add butter and heavy cream and process until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
Try these Add-ins for different flavors:
  • minced garlic
  • parmesan cheese
  • cooked bacon pieces
  • sour cream instead of heavy cream
  • chives
  • cheddar cheese


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