07 Apr Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”
When I was a kid, I hated mashed potatoes.
Now, I miss them
Here is a simple recipe to duplicate and improve upon the real thing.
Cauliflower. A simple way to make an awesome dish and get your veggies in.
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened (if you can handle it)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
Directions: Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.