I’ve had lots of interest in the Garlic Scape & Sweet Onion Cauliflower recipe I posted earlier this summer.  Unfortunately, garlic scapes are not readily available for everyone and they are definitely a seasonal product.

IMG_1147Today I offer a similar recipe.  The flavor profile is along the same lines … garlic scapes embody a garlicky-type of essence without being full-on garlic in the way that leeks provide an onion-y sort of essence without being full-on onion-y.

(Still with me?)

And the bacon?  Well, it’s just in there because it tastes really good.

All three kids loved this dish.  My middle child, M, asked for a fourth serving.  I had to cut her off lest her father, who was flying in from a work trip that evening, would go without.  Funny enough, the two bigs referred to the dish as “rice,” even though I called it cauliflower.

I hope your peeps enjoy this as much as mine did.

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Bacon & Leek Cauliflower
Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 6-8
  • 3 pieces of bacon (Use more if you'd like!)
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 4 cups cauliflower; grated with a box grater or shredded in a food processor
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup broth (I used beef.)
  1. Cut bacon into small pieces and fry them in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Remove bacon from pan and set aside, retaining your bacon grease.
  3. Cook leek in bacon grease over medium to medium-high heat until soft.
  4. Add cauliflower and cook, stirring regularly, until it begins to soften.
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Add broth, stir it in, and cover. Lower heat to medium-low.
  7. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove cover, add bacon back into the dish and stir to incorporate.
  9. Serve immediately.

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4 Responses to “Bacon & Leek Cauliflower”

  1. on 06 Aug 2013 at 10:07 amCarl Peterson

    Cauliflower(how the heck did it get its name) is one of my favorites, but not sure my girls go for it. However, who does not like bacon? Will have to give this a try and report later in the month, so we can compare notes. I use to know someone( in another life) who made fried cauliflower so if anyone has a true and tried method, might be willing to give it a try.

  2. on 06 Aug 2013 at 12:31 pmKristine Rudolph

    If you haven’t “riced” cauliflower like this, you are in for a big treat!

  3. on 14 Aug 2013 at 6:46 pmDana Parness

    I made this dish tonight and it was awesome! My son had two helpings. In fact, when I told him I was making it, he said, “you had me at bacon!” Yum!

  4. on 14 Aug 2013 at 7:10 pmKristine Rudolph

    No surprise that your son is already tossing out awesome cultural references. 😉

    Thanks for popping by to let me know you liked it but mostly, thanks for making it!

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