You have approached the cauliflower craze with a bit of caution. If there are carmelized cruciferous appetizers to be had, you tend to prefer Brussels sprouts. As faux-mashed potatoes or a substitue for rice, well, that falls into the SWYPO bucket for you. And raw? There are just too many other (read: tastier) options in the produce aisle.
But sliced into a steak, with a paleo/Whole 30-friendly crust, and slow-roasted until meaty-tender and served with a dippy egg and a creamy, herb-infused dressing? Sold.
What’s a dippy egg? One that is neither soft- nor hard-boiled. These 7-minute wonders feature a set white and still-runny yolk. Making them perfect to, yes, dip things in.
Cauliflower Steaks with Dippy Eggs and Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 large head cauliflower
- Olive oil spray
- 1 egg, lightly beaten (or 1/4 cup vegan egg subsitute)
- 1/2 cup flax seed meal
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 eggs, whole, in shell
- 1/2 cup Green Goddess Dressing
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spritz with olive oil spray.
- Arrange your crusting station: Spread flax seed meal onto a sheet of parchment paper; the beaten egg into a large shallow dish, and the almond flour on another sheet of parchment paper. Have your baking sheet waiting next to the almond flour.
- Slice cauliflower into two steaks. Discard the ends, or turn them into rice, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- Coat the steaks: Spray both sides of each cauliflower slice with olive oil. Take one steak and press each side into the flax meal. then dip both sides into the beaten egg, then press both sides into the almond flour. Place on lined baking sheet. Repeat with other steak.
- Roast: Place baking sheet into preheated oven and roast for 25 minutes. Flip each steak over, and roast another 20 – 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile: Make the Green Goddess dressing,
- After flipping the steaks, cook your dippy eggs: Place the two whole eggs, shell on, into a small pot. Fill with water, about an inch over the eggs. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and let simmer for 7 minutes. Turn off heat. Remove eggs with tongs and place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When they are cool enough to handle, peel and slice in half.
- Plate: Put one steak on each plate, arranged with two halves of dippy eggs. Drizzle dressing over whole thing.