Cauliflower Au Gratin

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - cauliflower
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 cup - water
  • For white sauce:
  • 2 tbsp -butter
  • 2 tbsp - flour
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 300ml - milk or mixture of milk and cauliflower liquid
  • grated cheese
  • dried breadcrumbs

How to Make Cauliflower Au Gratin

  • Break cauliflower into florets, wash and cut stalks with a sharp knife. Place the florets in a large plate, sprinkle with salt and pour over some water.
  • Cover with cling wrap and microwave on High for 8 - 10 minutes (depending on the size of the cauliflower). Drain off excess liquid and reserve for sauce.
  • Return cling wrap covering over cauliflower and allow to stand while making sauce.
  • Place the butter in a microwave proof mixing bowl and cook on High for 40 seconds to melt it.
  • Add flour, salt and pepper, stir well and cook for a further 30 seconds on High.
  • Gradually stir in milk and cook on High for 2 minutes. Stir around the edges of the bowl and return to oven for a further 2.5 minutes on High. (Caution: It is very important to slowly add milk while stirring continuously to prevent lumps forming).
  • Beat sauce well and pour over cauliflower. Sprinkle with a mixture of cheese and breadcrumbs. Return to oven for 2 minutes on High to melt cheese and reheat cauliflower. If desired, place cauliflower under a conventional griller to make it crisp and brown instead of cooking for the last two minutes.