“Baked” Cauliflower

This is a great, easy, make-ahead dish for a potluck. It’s good at room temperature and travels well.

Core and wash your cauliflower, keeping it whole.
Trimmed cauliflower
Put the whole cauliflower in a glass pie plate with 2 teaspoons of water, cover with wax paper, and microwave for 7 minutes. How long it will take to cook depends on how big your cauliflower is. Just check it around 5 or 6 minutes. Don’t overcook it or it will fall apart.

While that is cooking, mix:

  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like

When the cauliflower is done drain off any water out of the pan and spread the crumb mixture on the cauliflower. Broil the cauliflower head until the crumb mixture is brown and crunchy.

This is a great dish for summer. The microwave doesn’t heat up the house and the broiler is only on for a few minutes so it doesn’t get too hot from that either.
baked till brown
Serve the cauliflower on a dish with some dressed greens and let people break off as many florets as they like. This is one of those dishes that people who say they don’t like cauliflower will eat.

– Mo

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