APPETIZERS & DRINKS
January 2, 2015
Hot Cauliflower and Gruyere Cheese Dip
Recipe by Andrea for Vermilion Lane
1 head cauliflower
1 cup grated gruyere cheese
1 cup grated white cheddar cheese
8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
4 tablespoons of butter (set aside 1 tablepoon)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
Shred cauliflower into rice-sized pieces with a box cheese grater (reserve one large floret)
Saute cauliflower in 3 tablspoons of butter over medium high heat, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes, then cover for 5-7 minutes to steam until coked through.
Combine cheeses and garlic in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in sauteed cauliflower.
Pour mixture into a baking dish.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 20-30 minutes.
While the dip is baking take reserved cauliflower floret and slice it into 3-4 pieces. Saute in reserved 1 tablespoon of butter over medium high heat until golden brown.
Place the carmelized floret on top of the fully baked dip for garnish.
Serve with crackers, bread, or raw veggies.
Let me know how you like the and your ideas for additions. I'd love to hear what you think.