Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cauliflower Gratin

This is something I make so often I was surprised I haven't blogged about it already.

X has his eggplant gratin but this is our favorite (The Girl too). I recently made a variation of this after reading a post @ CityMama - with addition of proscuitto & three cheeses (brie, parmesan & mozarella) which is also delicious.

But here is the basic cauliflower gratin.

Cauliflower gratin

1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp oil
1/2 litre of milk
grated cheese
salt & pepper

1. Boil the cauliflower till soft, drain & set aside

2. Make bechamel sauce (more details here) - heat up 3 Tbsp of oil then stir in 3 Tbsp of flour, next add milk, a little at a time & keep stirring till the sauce thickens before adding more milk

3. Stir the grated cheese into the bechamel & season with salt & pepper

4. Spread cauliflower in an oven dish. Pour over bechamel & cheese over. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on the top

5. Bake in oven 190 C for around 30-45 mins till the top is golden brown

Note :
For the other variation, just diced up the proscuitto & fry them in the oil when making bechamel then proceed as normal. Cut brie & mozarella into pieces & add them into the oven tray with the cauliflower. Pour bechamel over & lastly sprinkle the parmesan & breadcrumbs on top.


maryann koh said...

this looks absolutely fabulous, will try it soon!

petite fleur said...

Let me know how it turned out, okay ?