Puffed Cauliflower Cheese
|Cauliflower head||1 Medium|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Milk/Milk and water in which cauliflower has been cooked||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Fine white bread crumbs||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Eggs||3 , separated|
|Grated cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Wash cauliflower; remove stalk end.
Cut into quarters; remove hard stalk.
Divide into florets; cook in boiling salted water until tender; drain.
Heat butter in pan.
Add flour; stir over low heat 2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Add milk gradually; stir until smooth.
Return to heat; stir until boiling.
Add salt and pepper and most of bread crumbs.
Stir in egg yolks, cheese, and cauliflower; adjust seasoning to taste.
Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into mixture.
Put into greased ovenproof dish; sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
Bake in preheated 400°F oven about 30 minutes, until well risen and brown.