Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe – French Style Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe (French Style Cauliflower & Cheese Bake) uses the classic French technique called Gratin, in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. Baked In a preheated oven, the typical characteristic is to have a golden brown crust.  Cauliflower (gobi), Butter (Salted), All Purpose Flour (Maida), Milk, Nutmeg powder, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, Whole Wheat Bread crumbs, Salt and Pepper   1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into florets 4 tablespoons Butter (Salted) 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour (Maida) 2 cups Milk 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder 1 cup Cheddar cheese , grated 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs Salt and Pepper , as needed     20   55     To begin making the Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe, first place a pot of water on a medium heat. Bring it to boil, add a dash of salt and drop the chopped cauliflower into it. Blanch the florets till they have softened.Strain them in a colander and keep aside for later use.Next, place a non stick pan on the heat. Melt the butter in it, and add flour. Turn the heat down and keep stirring so asto avoid any lumps.When the flour smells toasted and comes together evenly with the butter, pour in the milk and keep stirring to break the lumps. Cook for 10-12 minutes till the white sauce thickens and gets glossy.Take the white sauce off the hear and add half cup of cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, nutmeg powder and season with salt and pepper to taste.Pour half the white sauce into a glass or ceramic oven safe baking dish baking casserole and top with the blanched cauliflower florets.Pour the remaining white sauce over the cauliflower florets.Combine the remaining half cup of cheddar cheese and bread crumbs and sprinkle all over the cauliflower generously.Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle all over the breadcrumbs and place the dish to bake at 200 degrees C for 20-25 minutes until the top is crusty and golden.Take the dish out, allow it to cool only slightly and serve warm,Serve the Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe along with a No-Mayo Potato Salad to make a hearty but simple meal.