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A vegetarian gratin dish of cauliflower, corn and peas, baked in a cheesy white sauce.

Cauliflower and Corn Gratin

Ingredients:  4 servings

300 g. cauliflower (half a small head)

340g. can of corn, drained

1 cup peas, fresh or frozen

60 g. cheddar cheese, cut to small cubes

½ cup crushed salty crackers such as the brand Ritz

For white sauce

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 tablespoon flour

1 cup milk

½ cup whipping cream

1 egg

Dash of nutmeg

Salt if needed and freshly ground white pepper


For topping

⅓ cup crushed salty crackers such as the brand Ritz

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1. Separate cauliflower into florets and place in salted boiling water with a drop of white vinegar.  Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or till almost tender.  Refresh in cold water.  Drain

2. Place peas in salted boiling water and cook 1 minute or till tender.  Refresh in cold water.  Drain. 

3. Place the cauliflower, peas, corn, cubed cheese, and the ½ cup crushed crackers in a big bowl.

4. Butter a 25 x 15 oven proof pan.

To prepare white saucePlace butter and oil over medium heat and fry the onion till tender, add the garlic and flour and fry stirring for one minute. 

Add the cream and milk gradually while stirring continuously till sauce boils and thickens.  Remove from heat and cool for few minutes, stir in the egg, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper.

To finish dish: Mix sauce with the vegetables in the big bowl, season and spoon into a buttered. ovenproof dish leveling top. Mix ingredients for topping and sprinkle on top.

Bake in a preheated 175 Cº (180 Fº) oven 25 to 30 minutes or till top is golden.

Serve hot on its own or to accompany grilled meat or chicken.  (Gratin may be prepared a day before serving.  Keep refrigerated but bring to room temperature before baking).

To reduce caloriesUse light crackers.  Instead of frying onion and garlic, cook with ½ cup water till onion is tender and water has evaporated then continue as above.  Add egg white without the yolk.  Do not use butter for topping, cover with crushed crackers without the Parmesan and spray with little vegetable oil. 

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