Sometimes you have odds and ends in the fridge. This was the inspiration for Scraps Frittata which in the end turned out fine. The other night at a bring a dish dinner I was asked to bring some Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan for a side veggie. Our gracious host well known for his blunt honesty said,
“Maybe we shouldn’t have microwaved the cauliflower. The texture was different.”
I agreed. The veggie was kind of mushy. Maybe I shouldn’t have made the cauliflower earlier, covered the dish with aluminum foil, then microwaved it for serving. This veggie is obviously best served immediately from the oven.
Our host who does not like leftovers besides Good Pie didn’t want the rest of the veggie so I took it back home. What do you do with about 3 cups of leftover mushy roasted cauliflower?
- 2 T EV olive oil
- 1/2 medium sweet onion diced
- 2 C red potatoes small dice
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
- shredded sharp Cheddar cheese about a cup
- shredded Monterrey Jack cheese about a half cup
- Parmesan cheese grated, a couple of Tablespoons
- Dried thyme, healthy pinch
- Salt and pepper
- Heat the olive oil in an 10 inch non-stick pan.
- Add the potatoes and cook until nearly cooked through, about 10-15 minutes medium heat.
- Add the onion and saute for five minutes.
- Add the thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Spread the cauliflower over the potato/onion mixture.
- Sprinkle the cheeses over the veggies.
- Beat the eggs. Pour over the vegetable mixture.
- Preheat your broiler.
- Allow the frittata to sit over a very low flame until set.
- Place the pan under the broiler to brown the top.
- Remove from the broiler and place the frittata on a serving plate.
- Serve warm or cold. Makes about 6 servings.
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“I’m coming over and you better have something good to eat. Or else.”
“Or else what?”
What do you do when you want to surprise your friends with a new dish? You think of something that they probably never had, never thought they would like, and make it. You sneak it in as a side dish. Serve it with something familiar like Maple Soy Roasted Salmon. You make…
Hipster food. And if you’re thinking to yourself that cauliflower can’t possibly be hip and trendy I actually found a restaurant that has whole head roasted on their menu for seven bucks.
Here’s what I made:
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
One head cauliflower
Extra virgin olive oil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Remove the green outer leaves and stalks from the cauliflower head. Tear and cut the cauliflower into florets, removing any hard tiny stalks. Each piece should be about a US quarter in width. Golf ball size is too big.
- Place the florets into a baking/roasting pan with sides.
- Drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil. Toss with a wooden spoon. You want a nice thin coating of oil on each piece.
- Lightly salt and pepper and sprinkle with a hint of thyme.
- Generously sprinkle granulated garlic over all.
- Place in the oven and roast for approximately 35-40 minutes. Shake the pan every 10 minutes or so to ensure most of the surfaces of each floret get browned (this is why you want a pan with sides).
- When nicely browned add a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese over the cauliflower. Roast for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and add more Parmesan.
Unfortunately this dish is Not Tiny Taste Tester Approved. She was not present at the dinner.
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