The original recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Tots can be found on Produce for Kids. This is a good, simple recipe. Quick and easy to make. Win!
This recipe came about because I despise - with a passion - cauliflower. I don't like the taste, the smell, the texture. I don't like anything about it. While doing a webinar on "pandemic eating" for a local company, I was challenged to continue trying cauliflower until I found a way I enjoyed it. And, honestly, my first try did pretty well. I would make, and eat, these again. Final star rating - pretty high for cauliflower - is below.
Final Star Ratings
Flavor: **** (4 stars - I've impressed myself)
Texture: **** (4 stars - I've impressed myself)
Easy to Make: ***** (5 stars - Delicious Award)
Overall Rating: ****.3 (4.3 stars - I've impressed myself)
Check out this very simple recipe below!
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots
1 (10 oz) bag riced cauliflower
1 large egg
1 cup 2% shredded colby-jack cheese
1 tbsp Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
- Cook cauliflower according to package directions (place entire package in microwave on high for 4 minutes - do not poke or open bag prior to cooking). Let cool. Pour cauliflower onto kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water.
- Mix cauliflower, egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, and Mrs. Dash in large bowl. Scoop evenly into prepared muffin tin.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
|They came out so perfect I had to take a million pictures|
Because I had about 6 oz less of cauliflower than the original recipe, I could have cut back slightly on the cornmeal and cheese. Because I had so much of both, I ended up with a very dry mixture requiring a second egg. That held the mixture together perfectly. And, in the end, it was quite good.
If I have the same 10 oz package of cauliflower rice next time, I will cutback the cornmeal to 1/3 cup and the cheese to 2/3 cup. Between both of those adjustments, I can stick with just one egg and reduce the overall calories/carbohydrates in the recipe.
I had a cauliflower success on my first try. Yay me! Watch the video to see how easy it was to make.
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