Cauliflower Potato Egg Bake

by Helene Dsouza on February 28, 2014

When I say comfort food, I mean a dish such as this Cauliflower Potato Egg Bake. I have always had a list of comfort foods, which has been fixed and remained unchanged for years and years. However, I am more passionate about my comfort foods when I can share them with my husband. Sometimes I am disappointed by his judgment but if he approves, my joy and love for a dish can turn into a new obsession. If my husband enjoys a dish (God forbid!), it means that it is perfect as it is. Basta! This has been the case with other foods such as the Chicken Schnitzel, the Yogurt cake or the Gluten-free Cinnamon Star Cookies and I am happy to say that we can count the cauliflower potato egg bake as another ultimate comfort dish in our house.

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Originally, the recipe was inspired by my mum, who would boil an egg or two, cook the cauliflower and potato and prepare the bechamel sauce all separately. She would serve all this for lunch with some canned tuna and a green salad covered in a french vinaigrette and we would enjoy it the most on cold and wet days. It’s the perfect ingredients combinations. cauliflower goes well with potato and boiled egg and the bechamel sauce turns it into a well rounded dish but add some canned tuna and you are in food heaven!

The first time I made this for my husband, he said it was ok. Then I made it again and he wasn’t that happy. I was so annoyed! I did not give up because why on earth would somebody not enjoy this, right? So I came up with a solution by turning the recipe into a cheesy bake. You see my husband can’t resist a good crunchy layer of cheese and of course the right cheese with this dish makes it all the more interesting. That was the turning point and I found out that small additions of food flavors or textures could change my husband’s full perception and experience for a dish.

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I was told later on that I should not dare to change this recipe and my husband did ask why the cauliflower potato egg bake hadn’t been shared yet on this page. Well,… here we go with the recipe today. You can prepare the cauliflower potato egg bake as a side dish or stand alone Veg dish, I leave that up to you. I reduced the amount of cheese in the recipe but feel free to increase that amount.

Do you have a comfort food which your dear one doesn’t enjoy?

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Cauliflower Potato Egg Bake
 
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Cauliflower potato egg bake is a great weekday dinner idea, either as a main or a side dish.
Ingredients
  1. Rinse and Cut the Cauliflower into bite size chunks. Peel, rinse and quarter your potatoes. Boil cauliflower and potato until soft but not mushy for about 14 minutes. Keep aside. Cauliflower Potato Egg Bake www.masalaherb.com
  2. Boil the Eggs for 10-12 minutes hard. Crack, keep under cold water and peel. Cut the boiled eggs into quarters, keep aside.
  3. Add half amount of the grated cheese to the bechamel sauce and mix well. Cauliflower Potato Egg Bake www.masalaherb.com
  4. Place the cauliflower chunks, potato and egg quarters into an oven proof dish. Top with the cheesy bechamel and the other half amount of grated cheese as shown. Cauliflower Potato Egg Bake www.masalaherb.com
  5. Keep under grill for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Best served hot with canned tuna flakes and a green salad.

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things!Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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Rosa

A scrumptious combination! I love eggs, cheese, potatoes and cauliflower.

Cheers,

Rosa

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John@Kitchen Riffs

What a great dish! Looks wonderful, and I’ll bet it tastes even better. Your husband is right — this one is a winner!
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Anita Menon

I am tempted to try this. It tastes amazing as I see it on your page

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

Oh yum! I dont think I’ve ever had cauliflower like this before! Brilliant idea to combine the 3 and top with cheese – thanks so much for sharing Helene
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Joanne T Ferguson

G’day and YUM! Cauliflower gets a bad wrap as veggie for being boring and bland!
Cheers! Joanne
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Choc Chip Uru

This egg bake looks so delicious, and cauliflower is a definite pleasure :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

LOL I think it’s cute that he likes it just as it is and only cheese was needed to make it perfect. It does look good!
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easyfoodsmith

OMG…that looks seriously good and so delicious…has comfort written all over it.
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Angie@Angie's Recipes

A simple yet flavourful casserole. I love the combination of flavours.
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rebecca

this looks great like the egg in this, my hubby probably wouldn’t go for it, your posts make me me smile the cultural food differences
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A Cook Not Mad ( Nat)

Your photos are great Helene, really nice.
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