Ingredients

How to make it

  • Wash and trim cauliflower and break into flowerets.
  • Steam flowerets until crisp tender
  • Place in a buttered or sprayed shallow baking dish, reserving a few flowerets for garnish
  • In a double boiler or with your pan in boiling water, make the white sauce and add the cheese
  • Beat egg yolks, sugar and salt and pepper to taste; add to white sauce
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into sauce
  • Pour sauce over cauliflower and bake in 350 oven for 20 minutes or until sauce is firm
  • Remove from oven and garnish with reserved flowerets
  • 4 to 6 servings
  • White Sauce
  • 2 Tbl butter
  • 2 Tbl all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1. In a small saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly . Cook and stir 1 minute more. Makes 1-1/2 cups sauce.
  • Cheese Sauce: Prepare as above, except omit salt. Over low heat, stir 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss, American, or Gruyere cheese or 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or 3/4 cup grated Parmesan nto the cooked sauce until melted. Serve with vegetables. Makes about 2 cups sauce.
  • Curry Sauce: Prepare as above, except cook 1 teaspoon curry powder in the melted butter or margarine for 1 minute before adding the flour. Stir 2 tablespoons chopped chutney into the cooked sauce. Serve with fish or poultry.
  • Herb-Garlic Sauce: Prepare as above, except cook 2 garlic cloves, minced, in the melted butter or margarine for 30 seconds Stir in 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed or celery seed, or driedbasil, oregano or sage, crushed, with the flour. Serve with vegetables or poultry
  • Lemon-Chive Sauce: Prepare as above, except stir in 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives and 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel with the flour. Serve with vegetables, poultry, or fish.

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  • neena51 6 years ago
    I'm also bookmarking this one....mmmmm
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  • turlak 6 years ago
    I've got to try this the next time I have company! WOW!
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  • linebb956 6 years ago
    Yep... this is a keeper.. bookmarking now!
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  • lor 6 years ago
    I agree with crystalwaters. This is an A+ in my books!!! Thanks Pat.
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  • crystalwaters 6 years ago
    Holy smokes, this sounds outrageous ~ have bookmarked ~ thanks! :-)
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