Cauliflower Gratin



1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets

cooking spray

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons butter

1/3 cup panko

1/2 cup shredded, Gruyere cheese

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1 garlic clove, minced

3 Tablespoons flour

2 cups milk

3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place cauliflower in a 2 quart broiler safe baking dish, lightly coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and toss. Bake 30 minutes or until almost tender. Cool 5 minutes.

2. Preheat broiler.

3. Melt butter in a  saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in panko, 1/4 cup of the Gruyere and chives. Set aside.

4. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high and spray with cooking spray. Saute onions 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic, saute 1 minute. Add flour and cook another minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley and pepper.

5. Pour milk mixture over cauliflower and toss. Top evenly with cheese mixture. Broil 3 minutes or until golden brown.

~ by accordingtoleanne on October 13, 2013.

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