Cauliflower Gratin with Tillamood Aged Cheddar Caramelized Onions and Applewood Smoked Bacon
The combination of tender cauliflower, creamy sauce, crisp bacon, smoky flavor, melted cheese, and crunchy topping make this dish especially appealing, as well as comforting at some deep level. It is the kind of dish I can imagine Julia and Paul Child eating half a century ago in their Paris apartment. And yes, I just saw Julie and Julia.
Servings:8 | Calories:271 | Total Fat:21g | Chol:53mg | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 21g
Sat Fat 11g
Total Carb 13g
47% Others combined
10% Extra Sharp Cheddar
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.
1 medium-large head white cauliflower (1 pound 2 ounces or 6 cups trimmed florets) 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, fried or baked until crisp, drained, and crumbled 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (1 medium onion) 1/2 cup pale ale or dry white wine (or chicken stock and a teaspoon or two of fresh lemon juice) 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 cloves garlic, peeled, and pressed or minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup cream 2 cloves garlic, peeled, and pressed or minced 2 ounces (about 1 cup) shredded Tillamook Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar (or Tillamook Smoked Cheddar or other medium-firm aged cheese with good melting quality) Bread Crumb Topping 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 1 clove garlic, peeled, and pressed or minced 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Garnish 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
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