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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cauliflower and potato bake...

This dish is great as a light summer meal on its own or as a side dish to your meat for the day. I use it when I want a light meal that is full of vegetables.

Cauliflower and potato bake
3 to 4 potatoes
1/2 head of cauliflower cut into flowerlets
3 carrots
3 spring onions
125g (1/4 lb.) bacon
salt and pepper
grated cheese of choice
1 vegetable bouillon tablet

Cook the cauliflower in water with the bouillon tablet until tender. Drain and sprinkle with pepper. Cook the potatoes until tender in the bouillon. Reserve a little liquid unless you would rather use a little milk.

Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes and cauliflower together leaving them roughly smashed. You want to have chunks of both potato and cauliflower in this dish. Salt and pepper further to taste.

Fry the carrot, spring onions and bacon until cooked. Now layer half the potato/cauliflower mix to a baking dish. Cover with half the carrot/onion/bacon mix. If you would like, you could also add some grated cheese at this point. Add the rest of the potato/cauliflower mix topping again with the rest of the carrot mix.
Now top with grated cheese and pour a little reserved bouillon or milk over the dish. Bake about 20 minutes in a 180C/350F oven.

This dish serves two as we eat it as our complete meal without a meat accompaniment.

Bon appetit or eet smakelijk!


Anonymous said...

Heidi, this looks so good. I haven't cooked with cauliflower in years as the rest of the family turned up their noses to all of the recipes. Potatoes may be the trick. Thanks for sharing this.

Nancy said...

Hummmmmmmmmmmm, not sure about this one. Guess tasting would tell. Everything you cook is good though.
Well, maybe not the spinach lol. I'm sure it is good too, just not for me.
Love you, Mom

Rosie said...

This looks delicious, Heidi. I love cauliflower so must give this a try. Many thanks for sharing the recipe:)

DebbieSFL said...

Sounds excellent---a good vegetarian dish....although since I am a lazy person, I would use a bag of frozen cauliflower!!! LOL.

Patricia said...

I really like the sound of this Heidi. Can't wait to get back to normal again and apart from getting the house straight, doing some good home cooking once more. Hubby did well but meals were mostly from the supermarket/freezer!
Patricia x