It’s the 20th of the month which means it is time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge, when a bunch of bloggers pick two ingredients and try to come up with a recipe for them. This month we chose Cauliflower and Cheese.
If you are a cauliflower lover you are excited. If you don’t particularly care for it, you probably read that comment with a note of sarcasm.
I am definitely the latter. Seriously, I almost considered skipping this month. But, I couldn’t wimp out on you like that. And I am so glad I didn’t, because I wound up making this Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Puff that would be great for breakfast, a brunch (hint Easter and Mother’s Day are coming up) or a meatless lunch or dinner.
I altered a recipe that originally called for carrots and added some cheese. When it was done, it was DELICIOUS!! It is also really good with carrots and no cheese too. One of these days I might try beets for a nice bright pink hue.
Honestly, I could have passed this off on the guys without telling them it was cauliflower and they wouldn’t have known.
And it is so simple, all you need to do is:
Cook the cauliflower.
Sauté the onions and garlic and make a roux (gluten free options in the recipe below).
Add milk to make a sauce (dairy free won’t hurt my feelings or the recipe).
Add cheese (or don’t, it is good without it).
Mix in the cauliflower and egg yolks.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peak.
Fold them into the other ingredients.
And bake. Look how fluffy it comes out of the oven. Just like a soufflé!
And then a minute or two later it collapses in the middle.
Don’t panic, it is supposed to do that. Same great taste as a soufflé, without the stress.
Be sure to see scroll past the recipe to see what the other bloggers made with our Crazy Ingredients.
Until next time, happy eating.