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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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
Prepare 750 g cauliflower.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
Peel 250 g potatoes and slice, then rinse.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
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
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
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
This should give you a smooth purée.

Taste to check the seasoning.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
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
Break up the ham slices into small slivers.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
Mix the ham bits into the cauliflower purée.

Stage 10
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
Serve hot, preferably in small individual dishes.
It is not essential to cook the vegetables in milk, but it does give a better creamy texture.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,735 Kcal or 7,264 Kj79 gr105 gr110 gr
64 %23 %7 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
84 Kcal or 352 Kj4 gr5 gr5 gr
3 %1 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2700 k-calories or 11300 k-joules by day for a man (change to a woman).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
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  • For 1 kg : 3.31 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron and leek soup, Chocolate rice pudding, Jerusalem artichoke purée with leeks, Naan, Gratin with Parmesan flavours, ... All
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crunchy spring salad, Thaï rice with small vegetables, Roasted cauliflower, Creamy cauliflower with smoked salmon, Cauliflower tabouleh, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin with Parmesan flavours, Boeuf (beef) bourguignon, Gratin Dauphinois, Pan-fried potatoes, Pork Chops Champvallon style, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette), Vegetable tian, "Buttonhole" quail eggs, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Surprise bread, ... All
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