Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Mock" Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This recipe by George Stella is a family favorite and it's very healthy as it is made with cauliflower instead of potatoes. It will serve 4 and each serving is just 153 calories.

1 medium head of cauliflower
1 tablespoon of cream cheese (at room temperature)
3 tablespoons of butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon of chicken base or bullion (or substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 tablespoon of chopped chives plus extra for garnish

  1. Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces.
  2. Put a small amount of oil in a small fry pan (I use a quick spray of Pam). Turn on heat to medium high and add garlic cloves. Stir and turn every minute until cloves are toasted and turn dark brown.
  3. After the garlic is toasted and set aside, add cauliflower to boiling water and cook 6-8 minutes. Drain not let the cauliflower cool. Dry between 2 layers of paper towels.
  4. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, combine all ingredients and puree until almost smooth.
  5. Plate each serving and garnish with the extra chives.

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