recipe: whipped cauliflower mashed “potatoes”

Hey all! We had major kitchen success this weekend. To continue on in 2014, the “year of the cauliflower”, we experimented with the bodacious veggie to make mashed “potatoes”. Aside from a slightly grittier consistency, there’s virtually no difference between the two dishes–it’s a great potato substitute.

What could make this even better? Oh yeah, it takes like 10 minutes from start to finish. And there are very few ingredients.

Here are the easy directions:

  • cauliflower, however much you want to eat
  • butter
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • salt, pepper, any spices you desire

Boil water. Toss the cauliflower in and cook for 6 minutes; strain the cauliflower in a colander.

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We added dried rosemary to the mixture and it was aromatic and realllllly tasty. Thyme or sage would also be awesome.

We paired the mashed cauliflower with grilled leg of lamb with a feta-mint butter and sun-dried tomato roasted red pepper sauce. We finished up the night with grilled peaches, slow-churned vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream! I went to bed with a full belly.

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