Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

When I was growing up, one of my favorite dishes was my mother's fried cauliflower. She would dredge the florets in egg and breadcrumbs and then pan fry them until they were golden. Veggie heaven. As an adult, I like to avoid the pan fried part as often as possible and this version makes a remarkably satisfying substitute.

Roasted Cauliflower
Not only is this healthy adaptation crispy, cheesy and delicious, it's also a lot easier to make than mom's version.  It makes a frequent appearance on our dinner table as well as often requested by Brian's mother when we go to visit.  Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 Head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tablespoon chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the cauliflower in boiling, salted water just until barely tender. Drain and return to the pot. Add the olive oil and stir to coat. Add half the grated cheese and stir. Place cauliflower in a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes and top with the fresh chives. Makes approximately 4 servings.

22 comments:

  1. Awesome, sounds new to me, I love the addiing the cheese there..

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  2. Yum sounds like it would be tangy and crunchy on the outside and tender inside, thanks fro the tasty recipe

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  3. Sounds great! And looks easy enough maybe even I can do it!! :)

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  4. the BEST way to serve cauliflower, and super easy. A great New Years recipe...thanks! Theresa

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  5. I love roasted cauliflower. So simple-yet so good!

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  6. I love roasted cauliflower! I usually make mine with a bit of curry and chili, but your version with cheese sounds great!

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  7. Oh wow! I have never tried raosted cauliflower before...I bet it is amazing!

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  8. I've been seeing roasted cauliflower pop up a lot lately, I have got to give this a try! Sounds so easy!

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  9. I love the way the simple act of roasting changes the entire taste and texture of cauliflower.

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  10. I'm yet to try roasted cauliflower! I'm sure it tastes delicious.

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  11. the restaurant i work for does a roasted cauliflower vegetarian entree that is delicious

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  12. Great, easy recipe! I hope you don't mind, but I posted on my Facebook page with a link to your site. :-)

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    1. Don't mind at all. So glad you like the recipe! We make it all the time.

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  13. This is really good topped with some Kraft Fat Free shredded cheese! I have also just sauteed the cauliflower in the skillet with olive oil then sprinkled the parmesan and fat free cheese until it melts.

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  14. So DELISH! Very similar to how I make it, but I need to add chives...mmmmmm...

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  15. Definitely a favourite my friend, looks delicious :D


    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. My fiance LOVES cauliflower (as in, he can easily eat a head by himself in one sitting), so I definitely add this to my list of recipes to try!

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  17. Tastes like candy to me. Love this stuff.

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  18. Mmmmm, sounds great, Anita! I love roasted brussel sprouts, asparagus and other things and have seen recipes for roasted cauliflower before but have never tried it for some reason. I so gotta change that status quo.

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  19. Cauliflower is one of my favorites. I choose it every time over broccoli--which is my husband's favorite. lol To each his own!

    These look delicious.

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  20. Everything is better roasted..... I like that you add the Parmesan cheese too, looks great!

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