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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Make Mashed Cauliflower!

Because we watch our carbs, (better for blood pressure and our waist lines,) I normally use cauliflower instead of potatoes. Most of my family actually prefers it now. 

Euck! You say? 

Well, try it some night. You'll love it and your man will adore you for his meat and potatoes dinner that won't set his heart to racing and fill those arteries full of plaque! Anyone who is a diabetic will love this one too!

Take any old head of cauliflower and wash it really well. 

Just lay it on your cutting board and start slicing it.

In about half to three quarter inch slices will be fine.

Break the slices up in your deep frying pan. Pour in about a half cup of water, a quarter teaspoon of garlic, salt and pepper and cover with a lid. (The garlic takes away the cabbage taste.)  Let simmer on med low heat until the veggie is fork tender and the water is all gone. You can take the lid off for the last bit to boil off the water, Watch it though, it will burn easily! 

Here's the fun part!

Take it off the heat and mash. I just use my big wood paddle, but if I'm trying to impress someone, or they've never eaten this, I'll whip out my hand blender and puree.

This batch has butter and sour cream because I have it left over. I've used grated cheese many times too! Or traditional butter and milk. (But be careful with the milk. They'll get runny!)

Use just like you would mashed potatoes and trust me, you and your sugar will love this dish! 
(Not to mention your honey and his sugar!)

The meatloaf was a previous post. 

Maybe we eat some weird stuff, but at least it tastes good!


Bill S. said...

We are going to have to try it. Sounds like we would like it. Thanks for sharing.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

hey I have eaten that before and admit it is good... my mom also made mashed turnips... yea a bit stronger but if you can acquire the taste not bad either though I like them in smaller quanities

Eva Gallant said...

I love mashed cauliflower!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love cauliflower so I know I'd like your recipe today! Good eating for sure.

Carol VR said...

I've never heard of it. My son HATES cauliflower and I'd be curious to know whether I could pull off hiding the cauliflower...LOL

ethelmaepotter! said...

I love cauliflower, but never even thought about mashing it. Interesting, and I WILL try it.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That looks fun! I had no idea you could mash it! I will try this: I adore cauliflower!

Nina Diane said...

I love mashed cauliflower......just wish I could get my family to love it!