Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cauliflower Dishes

Cauliflower is must have ingredient in low carb cooking. It is great substitution for any rice, potato and pasta meals.

Mockaroni & Cheese

1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup water
1 8oz cheddar
4 oz cream cheese
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
1 teaspoon dehydrated onion

Cut cauliflower into very small pieces, microwave about 6 minutes. Combine rest of ingredients heat until melted pour over cauliflower, mix, add sprinkle of
paprika, bake 350 30-40 minutes

Scalloped Cauliflower and Green Beans
1 fresh head cauliflower
40 fresh green beans
6 green onions- finely chopped
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese + or - to taste
1 1/4 cup whipping cream
4 tablespoons butter
5 slices of cooked bacon (chopped)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut up cauliflower and green beans and microwave in a tablespoon of water for 8 minutes to partially cook then season with salt and pepper.

In a greased large casserole dish combine cauliflower, green beans, green onions, butter, bacon and cheddar cheese. Pour cream over top and place dish in oven. If dish is very full, put a cookie sheet under it to prevent bubble-over in oven.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes till bubbly hot.

Hashed Browns, Cauliflower

2 small heads cauliflower, cored and diced
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
Salt, to taste
White Pepper, freshly grated, to taste
6 Pieces of Bacon
1 Tablespoon Fresh, grated Garlic
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/2 cup of Cheddar (optional)

Cook bacon in large non-stick skillet till almost crisp.
Remove to a paper towel covered plate and drain.

Reserve two tablespoons of Bacon grease, and fry the cauliflower in it, till beginning to brown. Add the rest of the ingredients, except cheese.
Dice the bacon into fifths, and add to the cauliflower.
Continue cooking till browned and a bit crisp, but not burnt. Add cheese, let sit, then fold everything over on itself, serve.

Nice with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese over the top.

I served this with scrambled eggs

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