Soak cauliflower in cold salt water to draw out insects. Tie in cheese cloth to prevent falling to pieces, put into a large amount of boiling water and boil rapidly until tender (20-30 min.) leaving kettle uncovered.

Cauliflower au Gratin

1 head cauliflower

2 tablespoons butter or other fat. 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper

1 cup milk or cream

1 teaspoon onion juice

2 tablespoons grated cheese 1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 tablespoon butter

Boil the cauliflower in salted water till tender, about 30 minutes. Prepare a white sauce with 2 tablespoons butter, flour, salt, pepper, and milk. Add onion juice and cheese.

Break cauliflower up in pieces, put in baking dish, cover with

white sauce and sprinkle with buttered crumbs. Place in a hot oven until the crumbs are a golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serves 6 to 8. (See scalloped dishes).