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.
7,1484.5/5 for 10 ratings
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Last modified on: March 3rd 2019

For 1 kg, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 500 g 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.25 min.58 min.
Keeping: 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.
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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.

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
82 Kcal or 343 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).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio confectioner's custard, Cramique, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), Fresh mint ice-cream, ... All
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Breton coleslaw, Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Harvest Gratin, Warm autumn salad, Quartet of brassicas with cream , ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach, Pork roast with herbs, How to cook potato grenaille , Fisherman's Ragout, Gratin Dauphinois, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Kérinou slices, Potato galette, Croque-monsieur gourmand, Sautéd broccoli with ham, ... All

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