Monday, May 18, 2009

Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

 

So, I had heard of a substitute for potato where you cook and then mash Cauliflower with all the goodies of mashed potatoes.    As a lover of mashed potatoes, I was interested to see if they actually tasted the same.   I figured that I could get the satisfaction of eating something I love, while getting more veggies.  

Josh and I tried it tonight.  It definitely is not the same texture as mashed potatoes.  I think that they took on too much water.  This is probably my fault.   But, I will say that the taste is really similar, and it is a veggie that tastes like a starch.   That’s kind of nice for those of us who tend to lean way into the carbs.  :)

Anyway, it was really easy.  Here’s the recipe in case you want to give it a go. 

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.

Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.

In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.

Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

3 comments:

Stews On The Go said...

Sounds easier just to get a box of instant mashed potatoe mix!

ARISTIONO NUGROHO said...
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Haley said...

Sounds amazing!