These Cauliflower Toasts Look So Yummy! (Recipe)
Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a total foodie. And I'm a huge Barefoot Contessa fan. When I lived in NYC, I would fantasize that Ina Garten & I would meet each other...just out & about in our everyday lives. I fantasized that Ina & I would become fast friends & she would invite me to hang out with her for dinner at home in The Hamptons while Jeffrey was in Connecticut for work, lol. Sadly, it never happened.
I came across this post from Ina yesterday on Instagram about Cauliflower Toasts & immediately knew that I had to make these...They look so yummy! (Keep scrolling down for the photo). Of the toasts, Ina commented:
I think cauliflower is a highly under-appreciated vegetable. It browns beautifully when roasted, it makes soups creamy without adding cream, and for these Cauliflower Toasts, I combine it with gruyere and pancetta on top of crusty bread to make an open-faced sandwich that’s crunchy, creamy, and totally decadent! Everyone goes crazy for these!
I plan to make these this weekend. If you wanna make them as well, your grocery list will consist of...
1 small head cauliflower (2 pounds)4 tablespoons good olive oil¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper12 ounces Italian mascarpone cheese, at room temperature6 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, julienned¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg6 large slices country-style breadPaprikaFreshly grated Italian Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons minced fresh chivesFlaked sea salt, such as Maldon