Friday, February 22, 2013

Mashed Cauliflower

I'm a type 2 Diabetic.  This was a recipe I just wanted to try, even though it sounded a little strange to me.  I love cauliflower, and most vegetables, but mashed?  I like to say I'll try anything once.  I'm so glad I tried this one, as both my husband (who didn't really love cauliflower) and I really enjoy it.  It's surprisingly filling, and the leftovers reheat nicely! 

Mashed Cauliflower

Serves 8

1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1-2 cups of water
1-2 Tablespoons butter, or lite butter
1-2 Tablespoons sour cream, or lite sour cream

Put water in the bottom of a large saucepan and add all of the cauliflower florets.  Cover and bring water to boil over high, then reduce heat to medium and cook until cauliflower is very tender.

Drain off water, and let the cauliflower sit in the uncovered pot to let as much water be released through the steam as possible.

Mash cauliflower with a hand potato masher (a power tool will puree it too much!).  Add 1-2T butter and 1-2 T of sour cream.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Stir well with a fork and enjoy!

**Note:  I find that having this on my plate creates the same kind of happiness as seeing mashed potatoes on my plate, though it really doesn't taste like potatoes.  I've also read of some people combining mashed potatoes and cauliflower together to lower the carbohydrate count in a serving of potatoes.  I might just try in one day.  For now, I'm enjoying my mashed cauliflower too much!

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