This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was something new for me. It is called “Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin”. I rarely cook with cauliflower. Not because I don’t like it, it’s just not something in my usual repertoire.
The way this dish is assembled is interesting. Cauliflower is cooked in boiling water and then placed in a baking dish with crisp bacon. Then a mixture of 5 eggs, cream, milk, a little flour, pepper, and nutmeg is poured over the cauliflower. Grated Gruyère cheese is sprinkled on top.
The gratin comes out of the oven puffed up and golden. Dorie described the gratin as “a little like a quiche”. Rather than quiche, I thought it was more like Yorkshire pudding or a Dutch baby.
We really liked this unique (to us) dish. I could definitely see it as part of a holiday menu.
You can find the recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, a book I highly recommend!