1 head of cauliflower
2 teaspoons of butter
1/4 cup of low-fat milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of fresh chives or green onions
Food mill or potato masher
Fill a medium sized pot halfway with water and place over medium heat. Allow the water to come to a vigorous boil. Roughly chop the head of the cauliflower into even pieces. Add to the boiling water and allow to cook for 15 minutes. Stir ocassionaly. Using a fork poke the cauliflower to ensure that it is tender.
Place your stainer over the kitchen sink and pour the cauliflower into the strainer. Allow it to sit for a minute or two. Shake the strainer to ensure that all the water is removed. Return the cauliflower to the pot and add the butter. (You could also use margarine if you would like)
Place the pot back over the stove over low heat. Using you potato masher, begin to mash the cauliflower. Add the milk, salt and pepper and continue to mash until the cauliflower is creamy. Keep the mashed cauliflower over low heat for a few minutes stirring with a wooden spoon to ensure that all of the milk has been absorbed by the cauliflower.
Lastly add you chopped chives and you are ready to plate this skinny side dish! Enjoy!