Moosewood’s Cauliflower Cheese Pie

  • on March 25, 2008
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Ingrients & Directions

Butter (for greasing pan) 1 ts Salt
2 c Grated raw potato 1 tb Flour
1/4 c Grated onion Olive oil (for brushing)
1 Egg, lightly beaten

1 tb Olive oil 1 Med. cauliflower, coarsely
1 lg Onion, thinly sliced Chopped
2 Cloves garlic, finely chop 1 c Grated Cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste 2 Eggs
1/2 ts Dried basil 1/4 c Milk
1/2 ts Dried thyme Paprika (for sprinkling)

POTATO CRUST: 1. Set the oven at 400F. Use butter to grease a shallow
9 inch baking
dish. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated potato, onion, egg,
salt, and
flour. Transfer the mixture to the buttered pan and pat it down
with a rubber spatula. 3. Set the pan in the hot oven and bake
for 30 minutes. Brust the crust
lightly with olive oil, return the pan to the oven, and bake for
minutes more. Set the pan aside. 4. Turn the oven temperature
down to 350F. FILLING: 1. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil until it
is hot. Add the onion,
garlic, salt pepper, basil and thyme. Saute over medium heat for
8 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Stir in the
cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes more. 2. Spread half of the
cheese on the potato crust. Spoon the sauteed
vegetables on top, then sprinkle those with the remaining cheese.
3. In a small bowl beat together the eggs and milk, and pour this over
the vegetables. Sprinkle with paprika and transfer to the oven.
4. Bake the cauliflower for 35 minutes or until the custard is set
and the top is browned. Serve at once with a salad and crusty

4 servings

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