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Monday, February 09, 2015

A Cali~Cauli Cookoff ?

This past week I was lucky enough to join my traveling friends in Los Alamos for a SlowBowl. These are long time friends from around the country, who love to travel.
And Love to Eat.
One of the dishes we had was the cauliflower gratin from Full of Life Pizza . . . we all agree'd it was To.Die.For  and left us wanting more.

The search was on ~ my friend Barb found a couple of similar recipes. I tweeked it a bit and came up with my own gluten free version.

Anything that starts with Butter and ends with heavy Cream, has this southern girl's heart.

Cauliflower & Fennel Gratin
1/4 cup butter
1 head cauliflower
1 large fennel
1 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbs gluten free flour blend
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp fennel pollen (if you can find it)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated Havarti cheese
3 Tbs shredded Parmigiano
preheat oven to 450

Break the cauliflower into pieces. Dice the fennel into chunks. Saute both in 1/4 cup butter, add minced garlic.  Cook until the fennel and the cauliflower is softened and browned.

Shred cheese. Toss with gluten free flour blend (I used King Arthur), salt, and freshly grated nutmeg. Mince some of the fennel fronds. Toss with the browned cauliflower.

Spoon into a baking dish. Top with parmigiano, cover with cream.
Bake @450 for 20 minutes. Until it is thick and creamy and melty with cheese.

This is actually better than the original (if I may say so myself)
There is talk of a Cali- Cauli Cookoff . . . I've got it won.

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner.

Bring on the Cali-Cauli Cookoff.

Y'all enjoy ~


barb cabot said...

Sandi, This looks like a winner! I'll add your blog link to my post. Great job!

BJinNM said...

Sandi, it looks terrific! I'll be following your blog now too.


Holledayz said...

looks terrific! sounds terrific! can't wait to try it myself!

sage said...

I love cauliflower and this looks very good

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