Cauliflower Gratin

cauliflower gratin

cauliflower gratin

a delicious side for harvest season! 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into large florets
  • sea salt
  • 4 tbsp. butter (split in half)
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, heated in the microwave for 2 minutes
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Boil a pot of water.
  3. Toss the cauliflower florets in a large pot of boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain cauliflower.
  5. In a saucepan, melt half of the butter over low.
  6. Mix in the flour with a whisk.
  7. Pour the hot milk into the butter-flour combonation and stir until it reaches a boil.
  8. Whisk constantly until thickened.
  9. Remove from the stove and add salt, the pepper, nutmeg, mozzarella, and the Parmesan.
  10. Add 1/2 of the sauce to an 8 x 11 baking dish.
  11. Place the cauliflower on top and then mix with a spoon so the cauliflower is covered in sauce.
  12. Combine the bread crumbs with the remaining sauce and sprinkle over the top.
  13. Melt the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter and drizzle over the gratin.
  14. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  15. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is browned.
  16. Serve hot.

 



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