Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cauliflower Gratin

Another one of the dishes from Christmas Eve, and one which was gone before I could get the chance to take a photo, this is a great vegetable side dish which I make quite often: It's easy, requires few ingredients and the kids eat it.

That right there makes it golden.

Cauliflower Gratin

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 T whole grain mustard (I like Maille)
  • a few dashes of Franks Red Hot Pepper sauce
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper

  1. Clean the cauliflower very well, removing the leaves and cutting off some of the thick stem, but keeping the head intact.

  2. Par-boil or steam the cauliflower until a knife-point can slide into one of the florets without a lot of resistance - about 7 - 10 minutes, depending on the size of the head of cauliflower.

  3. Drain and plunge into a cold-water bath to stop the cooking process.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350.

  5. Put the cauliflower in a baking dish.

  6. Mix together the mayo, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper and the grated cheese. Coat the cauliflower with the mayo mixture.

  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the topping starts to turn golden.

  8. Serve hot.


  1. That sounds easy! No white sauce to make or anything! Thanks.

  2. It's a fairly easy, last-minute dish, which is why I like having it in the repertoire. :)

    The fact that the kids eat it lends many points in its favor.


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