Sunday, April 8

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Admittedly everything is better when covered in cheese. And cauliflower by far is one of the best things to cover in cheese. It's texture, firmness, and flavor lend itself perfectly to making an Au gratin.

Serves 4-6
Full time: 20 minutes
You will need:

1 cauliflower head
1/2 lb. white cheddar cheese
1 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Let us begin:

In a large pot bring several cups of water to boil and add the 4 tbsp salt to it

Core and cut the the cauliflower head, make sure to get pieces roughly the same size

Once water is at full boil add in the cauliflower and set to medium

Cook at medium heat until bubbles begin to form around the edges of cauliflower pieces

Drain and return to pot

Reduce temperature to simmer and begin sauce

In a small sauce pan melt butter over medium high heat and whisk in flour

Slowly add cream, whisking fully to incorporate

Whisk in remaining spices and lower heat to simmer. Let sit for a moment

While this sits, cut cheddar into chunks

Return heat to medium and add cheese to pot

Whisk constantly while cheese melts down

Continue to whisk until smooth and lump free

Pour sauce over cauliflower

Using a spatulas gently fold together

Give it a few moments on simmer and then pour into bowl to serve.