Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mashed Potatoes vs Masked Cauliflower

I'm always looking for different ways  to present vegetables.  If you're  trying to figure out methods of disguising those veggies for small children or picky adults, this is your recipe.   In this house we have neither, however,  I like to experiment, so this is what I came up with as a side dish for my Chicken Paprika last night  

(Masked) Mashed Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower, broken into small florets

5 qt pan of water

1 clove garlic, minced

pinch of salt and pepper

1/4 c milk or chicken broth

2 Tbsp butter or margarine + (optional) 1 T more for topping

3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Bring water to a boil, and add the cauliflower and garlic.  Cook until soft.  Drain well and mash cauliflower.  Add salt and pepper, 1/4 c milk or chicken broth, 2 Tbsp butter or margarine and 2 Tbsp of the Parmesan cheese.  Mix and mash well and put in a glass pie plate or oven proof bowl.  Dot with butter and sprinkle remaining cheese.   Turn the broiler on low and broil until top is golden.  Serve.  You'll find that you can almost fool the eye and taste buds with this healthier alternative to potatoes. 

1 comment:

  1. I have a kid who is very picky, recipes like this are very useful!