For me, this recipe is pure comfort food. When I was a kid I was extremely picky, so when any holiday came around and my family was going to my Polish grandmother's house I knew there were only two things I was going to eat. This, and my grandma's polish mashed potatoes. If there are two things that the Polish have down pat it's these two dishes. Well, and pierogis. We can't forget about the glorious pierogi.
adapted from my grandmother
serves 6 as a side dish
1 head of cauliflower, loosely chopped
1/3 cup of butter
2 tbsp bread crumbs (I didn't have breadcrumbs, so I broke down some croutons instead)
1/2 tsp fresh parsley chopped
juice of 1/2 of a lemon
salt & pepper to taste
Steam cauliflower until your preferred doneness. I like mine pretty mushy, as do the Polish, so I steamed it for 10 minutes.
Add steamed cauliflower to a 3 qt casserole dish or bowl. Place butter in microwave until it is completely melted. Add bread crumbs, lemon juice, and parsley.
Pour mixture on top of the cauliflower evenly.
Add salt & pepper.
Place under broiler for 2 minutes.