Kalafior z bułką tartą (cauliflower with browned butter and bread crumbs)

Sometimes the simple things in life are among the best, like this very easy and tasty cauliflower dish. Cauliflower with browned butter and bread crumbs is THE way to eat cauliflower in Poland, or at least in my family. To my pleasant surprise Pille wrote about the same dish some time ago as they also eat cauliflower in the same way in Estonia. In Sweden it’s often served gratinated in cheese sauce which doesn’t appeal to me at all.

This dish is one of those comfort dishes that I love to eat and the simplicity makes it a perfect snack or dinner when I’m very tired and hungry. When I was growing up we very often had it as a condiment or just ate it plain, nowadays I eat it more seldom as my dear husband dislikes cauliflower and I can’t eat a whole califlower by myself. But last week I found very small cauliflowers in the grocery store, perfect for one person and then I knew immediately what I would cook. This isn’t really a recipe, you just cook some cauliflower and then you take some butter and bread crumbs for the “sauce”.

    Kalafior z bułką tartą (cauliflower with browned butter and bread crumbs)
    (serves one)

    1 small cauliflower (300 gram)
    1.5 tbsp butter
    1.5 tbsp fine dry bread crumbs

    Boil the whole cauliflower in salted water for about 12 minuter, until soft enough but not too soft. You want it kind of al dente. If you’re using a large cauliflower then cut it in florets before boiling, and also boil it shorter. Drain the cauliflower and put it on a serving plate. Melt the butter in a pan, add the bread crumbs. Stir the mixture while it browns, this will take a couple of minutes. Pour/sprinkle the butter/crumb mixture over the cauliflower and serve.

17 Responses to “Kalafior z bułką tartą (cauliflower with browned butter and bread crumbs)”

  1. awoz
    August 16th, 2007 14:33

    It’s my favorite way to eat cauliflower!

  2. Michael
    August 16th, 2007 20:37

    doesn’t look too spectacular to me, I prefer the gratinated way :) must be a swedish thing

  3. Liska
    August 16th, 2007 23:11

    Pyszne. Wieki całe tego nie jadłam… Bardzo lubię też kalafior na ciepło polany majonezem…

  4. Pille
    August 18th, 2007 13:59

    Although I happily also have cauliflower with cheese sauce or hidden under a mince meat ‘blanket’, I love it this way – so simple and so delicious!

  5. dorotka
    August 19th, 2007 11:55

    Uwielbiam takiego kalafiora.It is a polish thing:-)

  6. Necator
    August 20th, 2007 07:03

    Hi Dagmar,

    i just stumbled across this site looking for pickled herring! Awesome, my mother used to make cauliflower this way.

    Cheers! Salut! Na Zdrowie!

  7. Denise
    August 20th, 2007 20:30

    Just stumbled upon your site via Elise’s Simply Recipes – so glad I stumbled!

    My family loves cauliflower but I’ve never had it prepared this way. We usually just pour some melted butter over the steamed florets. I can’t wait to to try your recipe – Thank You!

  8. Dagmar
    August 20th, 2007 23:01

    Awoz: Mine too :-)

    Michael: You’re right, it doesn’t look spectacular but it’s really good :-)

    Liska: Nigdy nie slyszlam o kalafioreze z majonezem!!! Brzmi bardzo ciekawie!

    Pille: Yes, so simple and delicious!

    Dorotka: Ja tez! :-)

    Necator: Hi! Cool! Na zdrowie! :-)

    Denise: Hi and welcome! If you like eating it with melted butter you’ll probably like eating it this way too!

  9. Bunter
    August 21st, 2007 03:40

    And Hungarians add a sour cream/heavy cream sauce to it and then bake it in the oven for an hour. I’ll have to try this one.

  10. margot
    August 21st, 2007 14:12

    kalafior z bułka uwielbiam
    a z majonezem jadam surowy

  11. Anna
    August 27th, 2007 02:10

    Underbara blomkål! Ser precis ut som när babcia gör den, härligt :)

  12. Hasina
    January 18th, 2009 03:04

    Hello from Canada!
    I just tried your cauliflower recipe – very good!
    Thanks for posting it.

  13. Dagmar
    January 18th, 2009 23:21

    Hi Hasina, I’m glad that you liked it!

  14. Maja
    April 11th, 2009 13:41


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