Hot mustard seasoned bread crumbs are a timeless way to liven up cooked cauliflower. A side dish ready in merely 25 minutes!
medium head cauliflower (about 2 lb), trimmed and cut into florets
tablespoon Dijon mustard
cups soft bread crumbs (about 3 slices bread)
tablespoons olive oil
In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Stir in salt. Add cauliflower and return to boiling. Boil uncovered 3 minutes or until almost tender. Drain cauliflower in colander and immediately rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Set cauliflower aside.
In same skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Stir mustard into butter and add bread crumbs. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until crumbs are golden brown. Remove crumbs to plate.
In same skillet, melt remaining tablespoon butter and the oil over medium-high heat. Stir in cauliflower and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through. Sprinkle crumbs over top.
Why it Works: Best Practices for Bread Crumbs
One of the best ways to season a food is to remove its natural liquid and replace it with a more flavorful one. The same concept holds for bread crumbs. Bread can best absorb butter and spices when dried. In a pinch, bread can be cut into slices and placed in a warm oven to dry. However, this method toasts the bread without removing most of the liquid. A better way is to slice the bread and let it sit, uncovered, overnight. This drying method allows the starch to release its water (heating causes starch to hold more water).
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value
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- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.