Vincent Price’s Le Gratin Savoyard

I made this dish recently because the caretaker of my building threw away my cauliflower. Yes, a perfectly good cauliflower.

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But I guess it was my fault. I’d put it out on the fire escape because my old dinky fridge was too full, and it was cold out there. When I looked for it, it was GORN.  I was desolated as I was planning a cauliflower cheese, and I LOVE a cauliflower cheese.  As with potato salad, I always use the same recipe, the one from Rosie Lovell’s book which is one of my non-movie-star-related favourites.

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No matter, I had loads of leftover potatoes, and a lot of cheese to use up after the visit of the Frickster from Texas. Also some sour cream which I thinned out with some milk. So a variation on Vincent’s recipe was rustled up instead of cauliflower cheese. I don’t usually do this. I’m very much a stickler for following a recipe. But I went a bit freestyle and I was very, very pleased with myself when the result was absolutely delicious.

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Yum, yum.  I can vividly the time I first made this dish. The SMELL of it cooking was sooooooo good. So here’s the original recipe. Follow it to the letter, or muck around with it. Both are good.

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Thanks Vincent – yet another winner from A Treasury of Great Recipes!

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There will be no more veggies on the fire escape – as mentioned in my previous post, MY NEW MASSIVO FRIDGE HAS ARRIVED.  I am so happy…

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The first thing to go in was something I found down the side of the old one.  Not seen for a year and a half.  A 1.5 litre bottle of Prosecco!

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