1 head of organic cauliflower
1 organic garlic head (yes it’s a lot of garlic but then I’m a bit of a garlic lover!)
3 T dried basil (or a handful of freshly chopped basil could also be used)
3 eggs, organic or pastured/free-range
2 T olive oil
1 T sea salt
1 T ground black pepper
½ cup grated organic mozzarella cheese (optional)
And another ½ to 1 cup grated organic mozzarella cheese for the topping (optional)
Butter to grease the casserole dishes (enough for 3 of them)
Chop the cauliflower finely (or place in a food processor) and steam until well cooked (about 15 minutes – longer than you’d typically steam it, so it’s quite soft). Once it’s soft, you may need to use a potato masher to get it really mushy and soft. Remove the garlic bulbs, peel and chop and add to the cooked cauliflower. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together: dried or fresh basil, eggs, olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper and grated mozzarella cheese (if dairy is not an issue).
Grease 3 casserole dishes with butter and pour/spoon the mixture into them so it’s about 1 inch (or 2.5 cm) deep – this will make sure it sets nicely and has plenty of nice and crispy stuff at the bottom and sides. It’s purely optional to add some grated mozzarella cheese on top too.
Place the 3 casserole dishes into an oven that has been heated to 350°F (175°C) and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until the mixture sets, the bottom/edges start to brown and the topping turns a nice golden color.
This makes a lot and the left-overs can easily be put in the fridge as is (covered of course) and heated up the next day in the same casserole dish at the same temperature (about 10-15 minutes seemed to work.
I love this recipe because you prepare once and get a super dish for at least 3 meals, plus there’s not a lot of washing of pots and casserole dishes to do.
This is a new recipe I created based on inspiration from another recipe I saw. I often do this – see something fun and yummy and tweak it to suit my needs and likes. Brad says it’s the best cauliflower he’s eaten and I must say that I feel the same way!
I hope you enjoy making it and enjoy eating it as much as we did!