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    Frosted Cauliflower

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    25 mins

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    Cloudtears's Note:

    I got this recipe from my mother who happens to live in a retirement facility in Atlanta, GA. When she served it to me, I knew I had found the best way to serve one of my favorite vegetables. I can eat this dish until I can't move.

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    1. 1
      Remove woody core from base of head, leaving the head whole.
    2. 2
      Cook Cauliflower in 2 T. water in a 1 1/2 quart covered glass dish in microwave oven for 6 to 7 minutes per pound.
    3. 3
      Rotate dish 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time if you don't have a turntable.
    4. 4
      (This can be done in a regular oven also by cooking until just tender.) Let the Cauliflower rest, covered for 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      In a small mixing bowl, combine the next 3 ingredients and heat them in the microwave for 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Frost the entire top surface of the cauliflower with the mixture and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
    7. 7
      Return to microwave and cook until cheese melts.
    8. 8
      If desired, you may sprinkle with paprika for color.

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    • on August 24, 2012


      An old family favorite - one of the first recipes for home microwaves in the early 80's. I suggest frosting with the cold mayonnaise/mustard mixture rather than heating before spreading. Also, you can use any type of prepared mustard - Dijon, yellow, Pommery etc

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    • on February 14, 2012


      I have been making this for years with a few differences. I add curry powder to the mayonnaise/mustard mixture. I do not warm the mixture. Spread over the top of the steamed cauliflower, top with cheese & place in the oven until cheese is melted. Absolutely delicious!

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    • on January 20, 2010


      Heating the mayo mixture for 1 minute made it separate and become a gross oily mess. I'd advise to leave the mayo mixture cold, steam the cauliflower, micro it with cheese on top, and then use the mayo mixture as just a dipping sauce.

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    Nutritional Facts for Frosted Cauliflower

    Serving Size: 1 (114 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 158.9
    Calories from Fat 104
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 19.9 mg
    Sodium 372.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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