Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins


Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
This melt-in-the-mouth cauliflower dish is a kind of purée, bound with a little potato and cooked in milk to add creamy smoothness.

This makes a great accompaniment for meat, or as the main feature, served in ramekins with slivers of fried dry-cured ham.
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Last modified on: March 3rd 2019

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Prepare 750 g cauliflower.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Peel 250 g potatoes and slice, then rinse.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Put the cauliflower and potatoes in a large saucpan. Pour in 1 litre whole milk, then add salt, pepper and grated nutmeg.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
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Put on mdeium heat and bring to the boil.

Cook until the potatoes and cauliflower are just tender.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Drain the vegetables (the milk can be saved for another use) and blend.

For a richer version, you can add add 50 g butter, but this is not essential.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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This should give you a smooth purée.

Taste to check the seasoning.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a small frying pan on high heat.

When good and hot, add 2 slices smoked ham and fry until crisp.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Break up the ham slices into small slivers.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Mix the ham bits into the cauliflower purée.

Stage 10
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Serve hot, preferably in small individual dishes.
Remarks
It is not essential to cook the vegetables in milk, but it does give a better creamy texture.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,735 Kcal or 7,264 Kj79 gr105 gr110 gr
87 %31 %10 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
84 Kcal or 352 Kj4 gr5 gr5 gr
4 %1 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 kg : 3.31 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramel semolina pudding with raisins, Gnocchi alla romana, Vanilla ice cream, Parmesan cauliflower cheese, Celeriac and parsley soup, ... All
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: The strange gratin, Cauliflower and chickpea salad, Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock , Cauliflower coconut curry, Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian-style salad, Hotpot my grandmother's way , Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets", Express sauerkraut, Gratin Dauphinois, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Beurre d'escargot, Red rice pannequets, Madras rice, Quail egg canapés, Potato galette, ... All
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