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Cauliflower seems to creep its way into many paleo and gluten-free recipes. Mock pizza crust, mock tater tot, mock this, mock that. We can call smashed cauliflower ‘mashed potatoes’ or fauxtatoes if you’d like, but let’s just celebrate them in all their vegetable glory and not hide behind clever names. This smashed garlic cauliflower recipe isn’t one of those silky purees you find under meat in fancy restaurants (though I can share those tips another time), this garlicky smashed cauliflower is rustic and comforting and the perfect side for both a Sunday roast or a weekday rotisserie chicken.
The trick to this smashed cauliflower is to steam the cauliflower a bit more than you would to eat it whole. The softness of the cauliflower and the steamed garlic make for a really nice smashed cauliflower texture. Smashing the cauliflower with ghee makes it taste rich and creamy, I love the ghee from Lee’s Ghee because it’s so flavourful and Canadian made with organic butter.
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