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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

For 1 kg, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.25 min.58 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
10 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #1 Prepare 750 g cauliflower.
Stage 2
10 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #2 Peel 250 g potatoes and slice, then rinse.
Stage 3
3 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #3 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.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #4 Put on mdeium heat and bring to the boil.

Cook until the potatoes and cauliflower are just tender.
Stage 5
5 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #5 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.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #6 This should give you a smooth purée.

Taste to check the seasoning.
Stage 7
5 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #7 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.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #8 Break up the ham slices into small slivers.
Stage 9
1 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #9 Mix the ham bits into the cauliflower purée.
Stage 10
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins : Photo of step #10 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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 kg : 3.66 €

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Source: Home made.
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Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Kérinou slices, Sautéd broccoli with ham, Pasta with green asparagus, Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc, Beurre d'escargot, ... All

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