Saturday, August 16, 2014

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.

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 4 ounces of European unsalted butter
  • Kosher Salt (preferably Diamond Crystal brand)
  • Freshly-ground Pepper

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

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.

Makes 4 side dishes.

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