Growing up it seems we had leftover Cauliflower Au Gratin around a lot. My Mum always made it at least once a week. Whenever I have it now it reminds me of her.
1 large head cauliflower broken into florets you can also mix with broccoli or other veggies
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1½ cups milk or ½ & ½
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled or leftover ham (optional)
2 -3 medium onions sliced
a small bunch of hot chilies chopped (optional)
¼ teaspoon. Nutmeg
¾ lb of assorted cheeses
Sea salt & Pepper to taste
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Roast the Cauliflower in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes just until it starts to brown on a cookie sheet.
In another saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Turn off the heat; stir in the cheese, salt, pepper
and optional chilies. Put cauliflower over the sliced onions and optional bacon or ham in a baking dish. Pour over the cheese sauce.
Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-35 minutes.