Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mashed Cauliflower (Mashed Fauxtatoes)

The first time I had mashed cauliflower, it was at Leah's parents' house in Philly. I was over to visit, and they had a spread of yummy all-vegetarian foods. I thought that it must be the most genius of an idea, because someone finally figured out a mashed vegetable that didn't taste shitty.

You'll be pleasantly surprised. Mashed cauliflower doesn't taste at all what one would expect it to taste like. It wasn't completely gross like mashed peas, and it didn't hide behind a wall of seeetness like mashed carrots. The taste like cauliflower, and I just love that fresh taste of veggies.



Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • [optional] green onions for garnish


Method
  • Cut the cauliflower into small pieces.
  • Put cauliflower in a pot, and add 1/2 cup water.
  • Heat until water comes to a boil, then turn heat down to a simmer. Cook until cauliflower is soft (about 10 minutes.)
  • Drain cauliflower, and mash with a potato masher.
  • Add milk, butter and salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions.
  • Serve.

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