Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin

Gratin is like a great grandmother - a great way to get the kids to love cauliflower.


Step 1
  • Put the cauliflower florets into salted, boiling water and cook for approximately 4 minutes. Drain the cauliflower in a sieve.
Step 2
  • Cut the ham into small cubes.
Step 3
  • Put the flour and 150ml of milk in a thick-bottomed pan. Whisk until smooth. Add the rest of the milk and butter and bring to a boil whilst whisking. Cook the mixture well. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
Step 4
  • Stir in the egg yolks one at a time. Stir well in between. Add salt, pepper, ham and cauliflower florets. Beat the egg whites until very stiff, and fold half into the mixture with a dough scraper.
Step 5
  • Finally fold the rest of the whites in gently. Pour the mixture into a greased gratin dish (approximately 2 litres). Bake in the middle of the oven. Serve immediately.
Baking Time
  • 1 hour at 175 °
Top Tip

Make a broccoli gratin - use lightly steamed broccoli instead of cauliflower - however, broccoli neeeds only 1½-2 minsutes cooking at the start.


Cauliflower in Small Florets
300 g
½ litre
Coarse salt
½ tsp
Cooked smoked ham
150 g
Wheat flour
90 g
300 ml
10 g
Egg yolks
Coarse salt
1 pinch
Freshly pepper
1 pinch
Egg whites
1½ tbsp
Pinch of chives
Slices of Toasted wholemeal rye bread
300 g
Iceberg lettuce
100 g