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Roquefort Cauliflower Bake Recipes

The rich, salty taste of Roquefort cheese makes this dish a great accompaniment for the perfectly grilled steak or for a very crisp roast duck. Another simple food recipe.

Make 6 to 8 servings

  • 4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) butter, plus more for greasing casserole

  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 11/2 cups milk, hot

  • 4 ounces Roquefort cheese, or Maytag blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup)

  • 2 large leeks, white and light green parts only , thinly sliced and steamed until very tender

  • 2 small heads cauliflower, cored, separated into flowerets and steamed until just tender

  • 5 tablespoons plain dried bread crumbs

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. lightly grease a shallow 2 quart ovenproof casserole.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium size saucepan over low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Do not brown. Season well with salt and pepper. Whisk in the hot milk, all at once. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick, about 3 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until it is melted. Stir in the leeks, then the cauliflower and spoons this mixture into the prepared casserole.

  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bread crumbs. Spoon this mixture evenly over the cauliflower. Bake until bubbling and the crumbs are well browned, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

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