Sautéed Cauliflower with Browned Bread Crumbs

Sautéed Cauliflower with Browned Bread Crumbs

Hot mustard seasoned bread crumbs are a timeless way to liven up cooked cauliflower. A side dish ready in merely 25 minutes!

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teaspoon salt
medium head cauliflower (about 2 lb), trimmed and cut into florets
tablespoons butter
tablespoon Dijon mustard
cups soft bread crumbs (about 3 slices bread)
tablespoons olive oil
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Makes 4 servings (3/4 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 1270mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.