After all the calories laden food we had over the last few days, it is good to go for something lighter :p ahem...I was delighted that FFWD recipe for this Friday is Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin...this is considered light compared to those red meat we had the last few days LOL! Cauliflower and bacon plus those lips-smacking cheese and heavy cream.....baked till one's nostril tingles with the aroma of the bacon and spices wafting out of the oven....awwww I have to walk extra miles to burn off the calories that I had been happily tucking in during the festive season .
This gratin can be served as a side dish with a roast or as suggested by Dorie can be served as a brunch, lunch or supper with a salad...the last would be favored by me but I was too lazy to prepare a salad so I took this as brunch without salad. It is like a quiche filling with extra flour and yet taste like a savory pudding with its rich, soft and creamy texture. A classic no doubt !
As usual I followed the instructions to the dot except that I added some dried mixed herbs to the mixture for some flavor. I should have taken Dorie's suggestions to add some curry to it and add in some sauteed onions too for a more exotic taste. I will definitely do that the next time I make this again :) She said we can replace bacon with cubes of ham and pair the cauliflower with its cousin the broccoli . Mixed herbs and thymes would be great for this dish , which I did add in some mixed herbs for extra flavor....it turned out more flavorful * wink yummy good !
I thought it was a bit bland so I decided
to take Dorie's suggestion and added in
some dried mixed herbs.....it was good !
this gratin is best just from the oven or warm but like a
quiche it can be taken at room temperature :)
this is simple and easy to prepare...one dish meal for us :p
especially after a short holidays, I tend to be a bit lazy
and this week FFWD was just great for me LOL!
love the burnt melted cheese on the surface...
and the rich soft and creamy texture ..mmmm
yummy good !
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