Kate's Cuisine

May 16 2012

Laura’s Cauliflower Gratin


1 1/2 cups milk $0.42
1 bay leaf $0.16
1 clove garlic, split $0.01
3 tablespoons butter $0.18
3 tablespoons flour $0.03
1/2 cup cheddar cheese $0.63
1 head cauliflower florettes $2.99
1/4 cup breadcrumbs $0.21
2 to 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese $0.54

Total Cost    $5.17
Cost per Serving $1.29

1.) Make the sauce by bringing the milk to a simmer in a saucepan with the bay leaf and garlic. Cover, turn off the heat, and let infuse, about 15 minutes. Melt the butter in the saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute to remove the raw flour taste. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook, stirring, until thick. Stir in the cheese, season with salt and pepper, and reserve.

2.) Heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Salt the water and blanch the cauliflower until just shy of being tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and pat dry with a tea towel. Season with salt and pepper, then toss with the sauce and dump into a gratin or casserole dish. Scatter over the breadcrumbs and Parmesan and bake until bubbling and gratineed on top.

3.) Serve and enjoy!

Read my review of Laura’s Cauliflower Gratin here

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2 Responses to “Laura’s Cauliflower Gratin”

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