What you need:
- medium head of cauliflower
- 1/4 tsp chicken bullion
- 2oz mascarpone cheese or cream cheese
- 1/3 c parmesan
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbs margarine (or butter)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and boil or steam until the cauliflower is extremely tender (on the mushy, over cooked side, which I normally hate). When done, strain and dry the cauliflower the best you can. Place the cauliflower and the rest of the ingredients into the food processor or use an immersion blender to puree all the ingredients together.
Doesn't it kinda look like mashed potatoes?!
Serve as a perfect side dish!
The verdict: Mike liked them (even though it is a veggie he hates)! He said that they were not as good as mashed potatoes (obviously) but, it was a good substitute. The texture is different, they aren't as thick as good, homemade, mashed potatoes but, when you add in enough yummy things you can over look the texture. I would recommend this side dish to anyone who is watching their carbs. Now if I could only find a good replacement for bread...any ideas?!