Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cauliflower Soup

This is a recipe handed down from my grandmother from her mother. It's a very simple 'poor Italian man's' it was told to me.

Very simple but OH SO GOOD when it's a cold, rainy day...or someone has a cold. Which was the case last night.

Like I said, this is a handed down recipe and there are no measurements.


1 - 2 Heads Of Cauliflower (depends on how much you want)
Olive Oil
1 - 2 White Onions

Cut your onions the way you want them, you can slice them for long pieces or chop them for small pieced. Put them in a large pot with salt, pepper, olive oil and brown.

Add water to 3/4 full. Break apart cauliflower and add to pot. DO NOT THROW AWAY THE GREENS! This is one part of the cauliflower everyone tosses. My Gaga showed me how to cut them length wise and add to the pot, even the leafy parts....almost nothing is wasted! Add about 1/4 of milk and a couple TBLS. of butter.

Add a little more olive oil and at this point you can season to taste - garlic salt, parsley, basil, bouillon's up to you!

Let this cook until tender. It is served over elbow macaroni or any pasta of your choice. Make the pasta separate because the noodles will become soggy in the soup. You also can top with Parmesan cheese!

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