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Cauliflower - do you trim?

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HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato Sun 16-Feb-14 18:28:36

Do you trim off the leaves? I do it automatically, but don't know why. Could I eat them?

I know lots of people trim off the green parts of leeks, and only eat the white. I like the green parts, and always include them. Are cauliflower leaves like that - perfectly good to eat, but people just don't?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 16-Feb-14 19:16:08

I trim off any tough outer leaves (and thicker stalks) because they're unpleasant but the more tender leaves that wrap themselves quite closely around the curds are fine.

HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato Sun 16-Feb-14 20:06:17

In what way unpleasant?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 16-Feb-14 23:32:41

cauliflower leaves are fine to eat. I waste nothing!

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 17-Feb-14 07:01:36

Same as outer cabbage leaves I find them rather tough and a little bitter. Fine if you want to make a stock or something like that.

HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato Mon 17-Feb-14 07:41:17

I shall try them. Thanks.

mrspremise Mon 17-Feb-14 19:32:43

The little ones are lovely and we eat those, but the big, green, tougher ones belong to the rabbit. Everyone's a winner smile

kentishgirl Sat 22-Feb-14 18:51:30

I bung the outside leaves into the stockpile of veggie bits in the freezer to later go into soup/stock/pies.

starfishmummy Sat 22-Feb-14 18:57:13

I would normally cook them (removing any tough stalks) but don't anymore because dh doesn't like them

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