I had some cauliflower to use up so I decided to make cauliflower mash. This makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes, it is so yummy, you will hardly miss the potatoes.
Depending on the size of the cauliflower head you are using, this recipe will serve approximately 3-6 people as a side dish.
Ingredient gathering, quick cooking the fresh garlic now…
Salting the water…
Into the boiling water the florets go
Add the cauliflower to your blending/chopping/mixing vessel. Use a bowl if you like. The cauliflower is so soft after the cooking process it is possible to mash it with a fork or hand held masher.
Use a blender, cuisinart or a hand held masher to mash up the cauliflower
And there you go,
Served it up today as my side dish. I topped the mash with grated sharp cheddar cheese and green onion.
These yummy cauliflower mashers paired well with Pork Chops w/Rosemary Butter Mustard Sauce.
So delish with shredded sharp cheddar and green onion on top
- 1 head trimmed cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 1 tsp salt for cooking cauliflower
- 1 tsp garlic powder for cooking cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 garlic oven roasted (or cooked) garlic cloves (see 1st 2 notes)
- 1/2 to 1 tsp additional salt
- In a med size pot bring 6 cups of water to a boil
- Add to the water 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp garlic powder
- Carefully add in the florets
- Continue cooking on high for 10 minutes
- Remove florets from the water
- Add florets to a bowl, cuisinart or blender
- Next, add in the cream, butter, garlic and salt
- Blend/mash until smooth
- Adjust seasoning
* I was in a hurry so I took my garlic cloves, peeled them and placed them in a small ziplock (not sealed) bag. I cooked the garlic on high for 1 minute.
* Here’s how to roast garlic http://www.food.com/recipe/how-to-roast-garlic-303247
*bacon or grated parmessan cheese would be fab toppings as well