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Rotten Cauliflower Bake

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound coarsely chopped purple cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the cauliflower in a shallow casserole dish.
  3. In a small frying pan, sauté the shallots in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat until soft.
  4. At the same time melt 1/2 cup butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Once the butter is melted add the flour and mix well. While stirring constantly, increase the heat to medium high. Cook the flour mixture for 3 minutes, then add the half and half and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the chicken stock, salt, and white pepper and return to a boil.
  6. Add the shallots.
  7. Pour the sauce evenly over the cauliflower.
  8. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the parmesan.
  11. Return to the oven right before serving and bake for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.