Sunday, November 22, 2015

Repost: Cauliflower Mashers


One of my favorite discoveries on this diet has been how much better I like the taste of these cauliflower mashers over mashed potatoes.  It only takes about 15 minutes and 4 ingredients to made a delicious side dish to accompany any food - or just enjoy by itself.

Ingredients:

1 large cauliflower
4 ounces of European unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (preferably Diamond Crystal brand)
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper

Optional: 1 clove garlic
Optional: Chives for topping

Directions:
1. Chop the head of cauliflower into florets.  Steam the florets in a double boiler for 8 - 10 minutes, or until a fork goes easily into the stem. 

2. Put the steamed cauliflower, butter, salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend until the cauliflower mixture looks like mashed potatoes.  Taste for butter, salt and pepper.

Optional:  Add 1 clove of finely chopped garlic in the food processor.

Top with chives, if using. Serve. 

Makes 4 side servings.

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