Well that, and I can't think of anything else interesting to share right now.
We stopped for lunch at Ruby Tuesday a few weeks ago, and I ordered their mashed cauliflower as a low carb option to mashed potatoes. Have you ever had one of those moments in a restaurant where you just keep exclaiming over the taste of a dish? Well, this was one of them.
I've had them two times since then, too. Since I'm too cheap to keep going out to eat, I decided to google and see if anyone had copycatted them. They had.
Now, we actually like our vegetables pretty plain around here. Generally speaking, we either use the grill or the steamer. I don't enjoy cooking enough to go to a lot of trouble. This recipe was no trouble at all.
Ruby Tuesday Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Steam one head cauliflower until tender (The recipe calls for 15-20 minutes. Since I wanted mashed cauliflower and not mushed cauliflower, I did mine for 10 minutes.)
Puree pieces with 1/2 c. water until smooth, leaving a few tiny pieces for texture.
Heat in a medium saucepan with:
1T cornstarch in 1/4 c. water
1 t. sugar (I used Splenda)
1/3 c. whipping cream (I used half and half)
1/2 t. salt (I didn't use this much and really don't think it's necessary with all the other stuff)
1/4 t. white pepper*
1/8 t. onion powder
1/8 t. garlic powder
Cook about 10 more minutes, stirring often.
That's it. The husband doesn't even love cauliflower that much and still thought it was delicious. According to him, it didn't rise to the level of a mashed potato, but it stood well on its own. I thought they tasted nearly identical to the Ruby Tuesday version. *My only complaint was that they were a tad hotter. The next time I make them, I'll reduce the amount of white pepper.
And that's it. No leftovers. Just a happy camper singing Good-Bye Ruby Tuesday. In my head, I sound just like Mick Jagger.
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