Friday, May 2, 2008

Mashed Cauliflower

If you've never had mashed cauliflower, you are totally missing out. If you close your eye, you'd swear you were eating mashed potatoes. Minus all the carbs! I'm not even a huge cauliflower fan, but I'm definitely a fan of this recipe.
Mashed Cauliflower
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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

1. 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.
2. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, (I used my Kitchenaid mixer on medium high speed) puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
3. Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.
**I did copy this off someone's blog so if it was yours, let me know!

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