Cauliflower Au Gratin
I found this on a
low-carb forum years ago. We all love it, even the
1 large head of
1 1/2 cups
6 ounces cream
5 slices bacon,
fried and crumbled
1/2 cup grated
Salt, fresh ground
pepper and fresh ground nutmeg to taste
Trim leaves and
the end of stalk from cauliflower. Cut into quarters and steam for 10 to 15
minutes, until crisp-tender (this step can be done using a microwave oven or
stove top – add some water if doing this on the stove). Remove from heat and
cover while you prepare the sauce.
Heat the cream in
a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the cream cheese, keep whisking
until it is smooth and then let the mixture come to a boil.
season with salt, ground pepper, and ground nutmeg.
cauliflower to a cutting board. Rather than separate it into
"florets", cut each quarter of the cauliflower into slices about 1/4
inch thick. Some pieces will crumble. That's okay. Place a layer of cauliflower
on the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch pan. Season with salt and
pepper. Place the rest of the slices and any crumbled pieces on top.
Season that layer with salt and pepper. Pour the hot cream mixture over the
cauliflower. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top. Bake in a 400 degree oven for
about 30 minutes, then add the crumbled bacon and bake for 10-15 minutes more,
until the top is browned and the cauliflower is completely tender. The cream
should be reduced and thickened. Enjoy!