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Cauliflower cheese

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Billy7764, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Billy7764

    Billy7764 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is Cauliflower cheese a suitable meal for LCHF diet? And how would you make it without flour?
    Billy
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    It can be.. I just cook the cauliflower in water then dry it out (usually in the oven).
    Grate up a load of cheese sprinkle over the cauli and shove it back in the oven until the top is nicely browned..
    Simples...
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I do mine much the same way as @bulkbiker except that I mix my cheese with double cream before covering the cauliflower with it and baking until golden.
     
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  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I tried that and also using cream cheese but it seemed to get a bit "wet".. was I doing something wrong?
    Also I sometimes add in some mozzarella which seems to get a nice stringy consistency.
     
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  6. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    I use a similar recipe for the sauce as I use for welsh rarebit - I mix together some eggs (2 for the size I make), grated cheese, a little cream, 1-2 tsp wholegrain mustard and a bit of worcester sauce - the egg counteracts the sloppiness and helps stop separation of cheese that cah sometimes happen with sauces
     
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    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Billy7764 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For cauliflower cheese I microwave some frozen cauliflower, put a third of it into a mixing bowl and puree it (with a stick blender) with a load of grated cheddar, salt and pepper, and either a splash of water or a dollop of cream cheese so as to make a thick unctuous yummy cheese sauce, then mix that with the remaining microwaved florets, bung it into a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese and bake.

    I am told it is indistinguishable from flour-sauce-based cauliflower cheese. We have it to accompany sausages, or sometimes in its own right, perhaps with some ham in it, as a macaroni cheese alternative.

    I get through a LOT of frozen cauliflower, which I buy in kilo bags. I am forever frustrated by the size of my freezer..........

    :)
     
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  10. Lawrencepa

    Lawrencepa Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I use the recipe on ruled.me it tastes good but be aware that the portion sizes are very small for some reason. I used double the ingredients ie 4 servings rather than 2
     
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    Same as @bulkbiker and @Chook pre boil the cauliflower, add some cream, top with cheese and bake. There’s some in the oven right now.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I'm on my way...
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Having read this thread I really really want cauliflower cheese for my tea!

    Sadly (actually not sadly - as I'm looking forward to it) we're having salmon fillets with Hollandaise sauce, homegrown poached eggs and a pile of veg. Oh, and homemade low carb lemon cheesecake. Well, it is Friday......!

    Sausages tomorrow - and instead of caulimash with them I'll be doing cauliflower cheese, on the strength of this thread.

    :)
     
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    Try adding chopped bacon to dish for that extra something :)
     
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    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mr_Pot My mother
    does it when it's caulifower season.
    Mom's recipe is a bit different, and sometimes adds other kinds of cheese, or instead of olive oil uses butter and milk cream, and adds some sage leaves, but the basic idea of the recipe is correct.
     
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  17. Billy7764

    Billy7764 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So it's Cauliflower cheese Tuesday. I mixed a few of your suggestions up. Into the blender went a handful of Cauliflower, butter, cream cheese, salt pepper, a egg, bit of double cream and 3 or 4 bits of random cheese I found floating around the back of the fridge. Should be ready very soon.
     
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    Billy7764 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There it is, bon appetit.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the photo before you eat it!
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Doh!
     
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