1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
6 tablespoons butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces, divided use
2 slices bacon, optional (see note)
1/8 cup whipping cream or sour cream
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Steam the cauliflower until it is tender.
If using the bacon, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan while the cauliflower is steaming. Add the bacon and fry until crisp. Remove to paper towels and dry. Cut into strips.
When the cauliflower is ready, drain well. With paper towels, gently squeeze as much excess water as you can.
Place cauliflower in a mixing bowl with the remaining butter and whipping cream. Let the butter melt somewhat before you start to mix it. Add bacon strips, if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until desired consistency is reached.
Note: You can also use roasted garlic, cheese or other flavors.
Makes 6-8 servings.
From John Griffin