UKRAINIAN BAKED CAULIFLOWER

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

What a nice change from the ways I usually prepare cauliflower. This has got to be something special for all cauliflower lovers!
Recipe & Photo: About.com/easterneuropeanfood

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium
    head cauliflower, washed, trimmed and broken into florets
  • 1/2 c
    crisp bacon pieces or chopped ham
  • 1/2 c
    plus 2 tbsp. grated cheese of choice
  • 1/2 c
    dry bread crumbs or finely chopped walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans
  • 1 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • CREAM SAUCE:

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    cold beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2 c
    cold half and half
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    pepper to taste

How to Make UKRAINIAN BAKED CAULIFLOWER

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook cauliflower, uncovered, in boiling salted water for 8 minutes or until barely tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add bacon or ham and set aside.
  2. To make the cream sauce in a small saucepan, make a roux by melting butter, adding flour and cooking 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cold stock and cold cream and, with a wire whisk, stir constantly until sauce boils. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Mix 1/2 cup cheese into hot cream sauce.
  3. Butter a medium shallow casserole pan. Mix cheese sauce with cooked cauliflower and bacon or ham. Transfer to prepared baking pan.
  4. Mix bread crumbs or nuts with melted butter and 2 Tbsp. cheese. Sprinkle over cauliflower. Set casserole dish on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven about 20 minutes or until golden and cauliflower is cooked.

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About UKRAINIAN BAKED CAULIFLOWER

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheesy, #creamy




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