Mock Mashed Potatoes – (cauliflower)
1 head cauliflower, separated into florets
1 Leek, cut lengthwise to clean thoroughly, sliced and dark green leaves discarded
4 T. Real cream
1 – 2 T. parsley, fresh, finely chopped
1 -2 T. Sweet butter, real butter
salt & pepper to taste
Place cauliflower and leeks in pot with about 3” water (use a 1 1/2 quart pot); bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer to steam cauliflower until very tender. Drain thoroughly.*
Use either a handheld blender or place ingredients into blender and puree add cream, butter, parsley and whip them to a fluffy texture season with salt and pepper and serve. They taste very much like mashed potatoes.
* be sure all water is out so that your mock mashed potatoes are not watery
This is especially great for those who don’t really care for cauliflower. It is a great alternative to the starchy and fatty mashed potatoes.