Cauliflower Galettes with Chipotle Crème Fraîche
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
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Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
- 1 medium-size head cauliflower, cut into small florets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt, divided
- 1 cup plain yellow or white cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 large eggs
- 1 (6-oz.) container fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup freshly grated Cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions, sliced and divided
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
- 1 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
- 1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 8 inches from heat. Place cauliflower in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with black pepper and 1/4 tsp. sea salt; toss to coat.
- 2. Broil cauliflower 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes.
- 3. Whisk together cornmeal, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. sea salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together eggs, yogurt, and 1 cup water; whisk into dry ingredients. Fold in cheese and half of onions. Fold in cooled cauliflower.
- 4. Drop half of batter by spoonfuls (about 2 Tbsp.) into 2 Tbsp. hot vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat (do not crowd pan), and fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter and oil. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.
- 5. Stir together chipotle peppers and crème fraîche; serve with galettes.
- Brought to the table by cookbook author Ellise Pierce (adapted from Cowgirl Chef cookbook).
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