“Vrocculi cu Caciu
Cauliflower is one of
the most elegant vegetable from the cabbage family. The name means flower of the cabbage; It comes in different
colors, it is simple to cook and can be easily associated as a side dish to many meals.
It can be sautéed, steamed, boiled, baked or
roasted and it can cooked whole or separated into florets; the florets can also be served raw as part of an
appetizer with sticks of raw carrots, celery, broccoli, fennels, asparagus spears and other vegetables, coupled
with a dipping sauce.
Cauliflower is available all year around, it is
reasonable priced an it is particularly preferred by people in low carbohydrate diets, for its high content of
dietary fibers, low calories and because it delivers a sense of fullness.
The cauliflower is a mild tasting vegetable;
however with some simple additions it can became your most preferred side dish.
The baked cauliflower is made with Parmesan or your
favorite grated cheese, breadcrumbs, olive oil and a hint of garlic.
- 1 cauliflower
- ½ cup of grated
- ½ cup of lightly
- 4 cloves of garlic
- ¾ cup of olive oil
- salt and
Set to boil a pot of water with a teaspoon of
Wash and cut the cauliflower dividing it into
Add to the boiling water, and cook until florets
are tender and inside are still a little hard; about 7 minutes
Using a slatted spoon, remove the cauliflower from
In a large sauté pan, over a medium flame,
heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil with 2 cloves of garlic. Add half of the cauliflowers increase the heat to a
high sauté and gently turn until the cauliflowers are light golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove from oil
discard garlic, add salt and pepper to taste and keep on the side. Sauté the remaining cauliflowers, with the
remaining 2 cloves of garlic and more oil if necessary. When you transfer them from the sauté pan, discard
garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a casserole
dish with the 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle the bottom and sides of the pan with some
In a small bowl combine the remaining breadcrumbs
Place the cauliflower in the baking dish, sprinkle
with the breadcrumbs and cheese mixture and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the top is a golden
Serve in the baking dish.