Cauliflower With Ham

"Posted for ZWT IV, Germany. From The New German Cookbook."
photo by Kathy photo by Kathy
photo by Kathy
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
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  • Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 5 cup gratin dish and set aside.
  • For the cauliflower mixture:

  • Take steamed cauliflower florets and arrange in a single layer in the gratin dish.
  • Sprinkle the ham evenly over the cauliflower.
  • Whisk together the egg yolks, sour cream, heavy cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper and pour evenly over ham and cauliflower.
  • For the topping:

  • Toss the crumbs and parmesan well to combine, then scatter evenly over the cauliflower mixture. Dot well with butter.
  • Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes, until bubbling and lightly browned.
  • Serve at once.

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  1. Kathy
    I'd give this recipe more than 5 stars if possible. One of my girlfriends came over for dinner, and we had to restrain ourselves from eating the entire dish in one sitting. I made the recipe as directed, but was a bit concerned that the bread crumbs might be too much, so I used only about half the crumb mixture on top, but will use the full amount next time. My head of cauliflower must have been extra large because I had much more than needed for a single layer in the gratin dish. So I did a single layer as directed, then added half the ham, then topped it with the remaining cauliflower and ham. While I think the recipe is perfect as is, next time I plan to add a cup of lima beans because I think they will compliment the recipe (and I love lima beans!). Thanks so much, we'll be making this recipe often!
  2. embutterfly75
    I thought this was ok. My 9 year old absolutley loved it!! It doesn't make a lot, so if you have a large family you would need to double this recipe. It was also super easy to make.
  3. bur0203
    delicious and easy to make
  4. *Parsley*
    I loved this. It's nice change from other ham casseroles. I added a little dill to the cream sauce and it was really wonderful. It's not overly rich as it may seem from the ingredients. A great use for leftover ham. This is going into my "leftovers" cookbook. Thanx!
  5. Mom2Rose
    ZWT4: Another delicious German dish! My family and I enjoyed this tremendously!


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