Cauliflower Gratin With Almond Crust

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Caroline Murphey

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Recipe Time

Total: 43 Minutes

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1 head cauliflower (about 2 1/4 lb.), separated into florets
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Gruyère cheese
2/3 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and next 2 ingredients; sauté 10 minutes or until golden and just tender. Sprinkle with flour and next 2 ingredients; stir well. Remove from heat.

2. Spoon cauliflower mixture into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish, and drizzle with cream. Sprinkle with Gruyère cheese and next 3 ingredients.

3. Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Note:

February 2010