For my side dish tonight, I made a low carb version of a favorite casserole--once known as Onion Dipped Mashed Potatoes. Now it is made with cauliflower instead. This is a quicker version-- not oven baked as in my original recipe. It still can be made in the oven, but we were out flying kites all afternoon and this mom did not want to spend that extra time in the kitchen.
While the cauliflower was steaming, I whipped up the E.Z Fix Burger known as the Brown Derby. When I grew up, there was a quaint little diner next to my grandfather's feed store. When we were tired from playing in our feed sack forts, a fine adventure for young girls, my Papa would take us down to the Townhouse Grill for a treat. Their Brown Derby burgers were covered with a brown gravy which I thought was wonderful. This is an easy tribute to those burgers. I don't know their recipe, but mine is sour cream mixed with the pan drippings. I deglaze the pan with some water, then stir in sour cream, onion powder and salt. Too simple.
Here is a recipe for a quick take on the cauliflower dish:
Onion Dipped Cauliflower (Express version)
1 head cauliflower
1 small (8 ounce) container prepared onion dip
3 ounces cream cheese
salt and papper to taste
Steam the cauliflower until tender. Drain and mash with the onion dip and cream cheese until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
The baked, richer version of this recipe is included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
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