This week's recipe from Around My French Table is "Cauliflower- Bacon Gratin". Oh boy, cheers follow:
#2 Gruyere cheese
#3 Who cares?
Honestly, this dish was AWESOME!
As usual, Dorie's recipe is well-written, is easy to follow, making it easy to succeed. The dish is rich; it's soft and creamy. And it's warm. I'm in love.
One head of cauliflower is cooked in boiling water and broken into florets over a buttered 9X13 pan. Cooked bacon pieces are scattered over the top. Eggs and flour are combined in a bowl along with heavy cream and milk. The mixture is seasoned with salt, freshly ground pepper and grated nutmeg. You stir in about 2/3 cup of grated Gruyere cheese and pour the whole thing over the cauliflower. Scatter more cheese over top and bake for 25 minutes.
Dorie suggests serving it with a roast, or even just a salad. The bacon can be replaced by ham; different spices and herbs can be added.
Like I said, awesome, right?