Ingredients

How to make it

  • Separate the cauliflower into florets.
  • Place the cauliflower and lemon juice into boiling, salted water.
  • Return to boil, lower heat, and cover.
  • Simmer until just tender.
  • Do not overcook, as it will cook further in the sauce.
  • Drain.
  • Butter the bottom of a baking pan or hotel pan and place the cauliflower in it about 2 in deep.
  • (Individual ovenproof serving dishes may also be used instead.)
  • Cover with the hot sauce.
  • Mix together the bread crumbs and cheese and sprinkle evenly over the top.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the top.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes to heat through.
  • Brown the top under the broiler or salamander.
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  • Note:
  • Adding lemon juice to cooking water helps to keep white vegetables white. It may be omitted if desired.
  • Variations:
  • Substitute cheddar cheese sauce for the béchamel or Mornay, and use grated cheddar cheese instead of parmesan for topping.
  • Other vegetables may be prepared au gratin, such as asparagus, Belgian endive, broccoli, brussels sprouts, celery, celery root, leeks, and turnips.

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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    Great Recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    One of My Fav Veggies - I Love Cauliflower...
    This Sounds Very Good Indeed!!! Another High 5
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  • theoldrecluse 5 years ago

    DOWNRATED BY insane MOUNTAIN MAMA in one of her usual childish fits of jealousy.

    Recluse
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    Mmm Mmm good!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    Five from us too.
    Pete
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    " It was excellent "
    m11andrade ate it and said...
    Another 5, Elaine! Love cauliflower, any way you can cook it!
    Melissa
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    5 forks AND thanks for being my friend, Elaine!

    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    oh, it looks so tempting! All mine!
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    " It was excellent "
    leonora5 ate it and said...
    Delicious! Hmmmm
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    " It was excellent "
    kytigger ate it and said...
    Great post and a 5 forks here..... I like cauliflower and with cheese it is to die for.
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Wonderful,as usual!
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    Another superb post. I want to try this very soon. 5 forks, Elaine. You keep posting the hits!! ~Lin
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