MASHED CAULIFLOWER - "MOCK" GARLIC MASHED POTATOES (Holiday Market, Royal Oak, Mi.)

1 medium head cauliflower
1 T. cream cheese
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1/2 t. minced garlic
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
3 T. unsalted butter
1/2 t. chopped fresh chives, for garnish

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes or until well done. Drain well (do not let cool) and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels. In a bowl with an immersion blender or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and butter. Garnish with chives and serve hot.

Mashed Cauliflower recipe is published in our November, 2005 Menu Minder.

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