Cauliflower facts and general information about cauliflower.
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Cauliflower is Available:
Available year round but cauliflowers' true season is fall-early
How does it Grow:
Cauliflower grows from a tiny seed planted in your garden.
What to Look for When Buying:
Look for firm cauliflower, white with no black spots.
Store in your refrigerator
How to Cook:
Boil, steam, chopped in side dishes or salads. Eat as is.
Cauliflower helps prevent cancer, is high in fiber and is high in
Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
- 1 head of cauliflower washed and cut into florets
Boil large saucepan of water. Add cauliflower and boil uncovered
about 5 minutes. It is tender when you can pierce it with a fork.
Don't cook too long or it will be too mushy!
Have an adult prepare cheese sauce with child's help if too young to
use stove top.
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 Cup milk
- 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt margarine in saucepan. Stir in flour. Mixture will be thick,
this is called a roux. Stir in milk gently and stir together. Stir
in cheese and keep stirring and cooking until melted. Serve either
poured over cauliflower or on the side for dipping.
- 1 Cup shredded carrots
- 1 Cup sliced cauliflower
- 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
- 1 Cup spinach or other greens
- Black pepper
Slice cauliflower in 1/4 to 1 inch slices. Tear greens into small
pieces. Toss all ingredients together. Add pepper to taste. Chill
and serve with your choice of dressing. (Serves 4)
Gratin Side Dish Recipe.
- 1 small onion, minced
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 5 Tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3 Cups light cream
- 1-2 Cups chicken broth
- 2 large heads of cauliflower, chopped
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
Have adult sauté onion in butter then stir in flour and salt.
Gradually add cream, stirring constantly. Add broth according to
desired thickness of soup. Add broccoli and nutmeg. Cook over low
heat 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
*** You can also use broccoli in place of cauliflower.
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