cheesy cauliflowerCheesy Cauliflower or Frosted Cauliflower

 A former consultant lost her recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower.  I made inquiries from manager Heidi Rosen, who passed it on, and here's some responses.

#1.  Oh yes!! I cook it often for my family.  It is yummy!!  Clean the cauliflower and pierce the stem with a knife so it cooks more quickly.  Cook the cauliflower for about 5-8 minutes on high in a covered microwave safe dish. While it is cooking, combine about 1/3 C of mayonnaise with about 2 Tbsp. of mustard a little salt and a little pepper. Spread this over the cauliflower after it is finished cooking then sprinkle about a cup of grated cheddar cheese on top. Put the cover back on and let it stand for about 5 minutes then serve. This may sound disgusting but it is absolutely delicious and I don't even like cauliflower!! Bon Appetit!  mandy :-)                

#2.   Whole head of cauliflower with leaves and hard part of core removed
        1/2 cup mayonnaise
        1 tsp. mustard
        1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Rinse cauliflower and pierce stem (core) with a sharp knife, leaving the head whole. Microwave on HIGH in the 3 Qt. Tupperwave (know the Oval Cooker but doesn't work as well), using the cover as the base and the casserole as the cover. The cooking time is 6 minutes per pound (weigh the head at the store). Let stand an additional 2 minutes to allow for "standing time".

Uncover, drain the condensed moisture. Combine mayonnaise and mustard and spread over the entire head. Pat the grated cheese over the mixture. Cover and return to microwave for 30-40 seconds. Remove, slice and serve!

Susan McGue, Independent Tupperware Director

#3.  I believe the recipe she is looking for is the one in Carolyn Dodson's cookbook.  I went to her class years ago, and I make this recipe all the time.  Now I don't have exact measurements, but here is the "not so fancy" details of the recipe:

1 head of cauliflower
1 package of grated cheddar cheese (2 cups) (mild, med. or sharp - all are good)
2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Remove outer greenery of the cauliflower and cut off about half of the "stalk". With the knife, punch a couple holes in the stalk to allow air to enter.  I cook the cauliflower in the Tupperwave Stack Cooker (large casserole dish with cover), but I am sure you could use something else - it fits perfectly in the stack cooker though.  Invert the cauliflower so the stalk is up, cover and microwave for approx. 8 mins. on high (1000 watt microwave).

In a dish, mix the mayonnaise and mustard and then use a spatula or spoon to coat the cauliflower with this mixture (you may not need the whole mixture, just enough to coat). Sprinkle the cheese over the cauliflower that has been glazed and cook for approx. 2 mins. or until the cheese is melted. Cut the cauliflower off the stalk (throw away stalk), season with salt and pepper and mix up the cheesy cauliflower mixture. I sometimes microwave another 30 secs. to one minute to completely melt cheese and make more gooey. It tastes fantastic and has a million calories.

This is a "rough" recipe because I have made this dish so many times, but I am guessing this is the recipe your customer is looking for. If she doesn't have a stack cooker, she could actually cut the cauliflower off the stalk, microwave, and mix other stuff to make it work. Hope this helps!

Lauren Brennan, All Star Party Sales

4.    Frosted Cauliflower
       People who do not like cauliflower seem to rave about this. By perforating the base or core of any dense vegetable, you can get a "porous" effect to speed the cooking.

1 medium head cauliflower
1/4-1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1-2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Paprika (optional)

Remove woody base of cauliflower, leaving cauliflower in whole head.  Aerate (pierce with knife) the core to make porous.  Weigh cauliflower.  Place in 2 quart microwave casserole and cook, covered, for 6 minutes per pound on High power (100%).  Let stand a few minutes.  Salt if desired.  Spread cauliflower with mixture of mayonnaise and mustard.   Sprinkle with cheese.  Heat for 1 minute, or until cheese melts, on Medium-high power (70%).  Sprinkle with paprika.

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