How to Cook Cauliflower ~ Mutti's Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

How to cook cauliflower, aka Blumenkohl

This way how to cook cauliflower, aka Blumenkohl, is one of the easiest ways to make one of the traditional German vegetables. Topped with buttered bread crumbs, it's a great addition to almost any meal. 

This is the way my Mutti made cauliflower for us. Actually, it was the only way she made it, as I recall.

If I'm thinking a traditional German meal, I'll do the cauliflower in this traditional way. It brings back such wonderful memories of Mutti's kitchen! Wunderbar!

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Cauliflower Cooking Tips

  • The buttered bread crumbs were essential! They are what made this dish wunderbar!
  • In this easy way how to cook cauliflower you can always keep the cooking liquid and the rests of the cauliflower (such as the stalk and leaves) and use this to add to almost any soup you make. That way you're not throwing out valuable nutrients and you're adding an extra layer of flavor to your soups.
  • Now-a-days, I'll often roast my cauliflower in the oven. So easy that way. Just slice the cauliflower and roast the pieces just like Brussels Sprouts!

Oma says,

You can add 1 cup of milk to the cooking water when cooking the cauliflower. This will help keep the cauliflower white. 

Instead of the milk, you can add about 2 tbsp of lemon juice. 

Personally, I just use water and don't have any problems. If you overcook the cauliflower, it may turn dark, so just be careful to only cook until tender.


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How to Cook Cauliflower ~ Mutti's Recipe

This way how to cook cauliflower, aka Blumenkohl, is one of the easiest ways to make one of the traditional German vegetables. Topped with buttered bread crumbs, it's a great addition to almost any meal.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes

Total Time

17 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower, about 3 lb cut into florets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 - 3 tbsp butter
  • ⅓ - ½ cup breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  1. To a large pot, add about 2 inches of water and salt. Bring to boil. Add cauliflower florets. Bring to boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until fork-tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add bread crumbs and stir. Continue frying and stirring until the breadcrumbs are nicely browned. BE CAREFUL, it can quickly turn black.
  3. Drain cauliflower when done.
  4. Serve cauliflower with browned breadcrumbs sprinkled on top.

Notes/Hints:

  • This goes really well with almost any German meat recipe, but especially with rouladen or schnitzel.

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This way how to cook cauliflower is one of the easiest ways to make one of the traditional German vegetables. Topped with buttered bread crumbs, it's a great addition to almost any meal.


Ingredients: cauliflower, salt, butter, breadcrumbs,

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