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      Mock Mashed Garlic Potatoes


      Ingredients:



      • 1 medium head cauliflower


      • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened


      • ¼ cup grated Parmesan


      • ½ teaspoon minced garlic


      • 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute ½ teaspoon salt)


      • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


      • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish


      • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter




      Directions:



      • Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat


      • Clean and cut cauliflower into small piece. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.


      • In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.


      • Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.


      Hint: Try roasting the garlic and addling a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste

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