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01.05.2008 -SIDE DISH – GRATIN

Cauliflower Gratin with Emmenthal

« Here is a particularly useful little recipe to use when you have leftover cauliflower. It’s wonderful with a roast and you probably won’t be able to resist pouring the pan juices from the roast over the gratin. » 
Type Side DishGratinCauliflower CheeseGruyereEmmenthalNutmegBechamel
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time Preparation: 25 minutes Cooking: 30 minutes
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Serves 4


Cook the Cauliflower

  • Wash and separate cauliflower into equal-sized florets
  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot
  • Add cauliflower florets and cook in boiling water for 15 minutes
  • Drain when cooked

Prepare the Bechamel

  • Melt butter in a frying pan over low heat
  • Add sifted flour and mix until well blended and slightly foamy
  • Add all the milk and stir
  • Let mixture thicken over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Continue stirring while cooking
  • Add salt, pepper and a little grated nutmeg
  • Remove from heat and add 2 oz (50 g) grated cheese
  • Stir until cheese melts into sauce

Prepare the Gratin

  • Place cauliflower florets in a gratin pan
  • Pour all the bechamel sauce over the cauliflower
  • Sprinkle remaining grated cheese and dot entire surface with butter
  • Bake 5 minutes under preheated broiler (grill) (salamander) until surface of dish is melted and golden brown


This recipe may be garnished with quite a few things depending on your imagination : Lardoons, a little diced ham, potatoes, broccoli or finely chopped flat-leaf parsley.

You may also add a few Oriental spices such as turmeric or mild curry.


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See Also :
Bechamel sauce recipes  Bechamel sauce recipes
Cauliflower recipes  Cauliflower recipes
Cheese recipes  Cheese recipes
Emmental cheese recipes (Swiss)  Emmental cheese recipes (Swiss)
Au gratin recipes  Au gratin recipes
Gruyere cheese recipes  Gruyere cheese recipes
Nutmeg recipes  Nutmeg recipes
Side dish recipes  Side dish recipes
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