I don’t know about your children, but mine have never been a great fans of cauliflower. That is until I presented them with the following version. It’s really easy to make. It doesn’t take long either. You can even get it ready in the morning and put it in the oven when you come home in the afternoon.
This recipe will feed a family of 4. But maybe you want to serve an appetizer or a salad beforehand. My teenager was still hungry and asking for more after finishing two large servings of this recipe…
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons milk
- some bacon bits or a quarter cup of cubed ham
- cup of frozen peas
- 1/2 cup cheese such Edamer or other cheese that melts easily
Bring water with some salt in it to a boil.
Clean the head of cauliflower, remove green leaves and carve out the bottom of the stalk
Boil the whole head of cauliflower in the water for about 20 minutes or until tender.
Then remove from water. Put half of it in a bowl. Preserve the rest for later.
Puree half of the cauliflower with an immersion blender. Add eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix in the bacon bits or ham cubes. Then add the peas.
Spread the mixture in a casserole dish. Break up the rest of the cauliflower into little florets and stick them in the pureed mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake in preheated oven at 375 Fahrenheit.
Ulla Seckler is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned.