Monday, March 3, 2014

Baked Cauli-Tots

I absolutely love cauliflower, is that weird?  Growing up, I would regularly eat a big bowl of steamed cauliflower with just butter and salt with my lunches.  My boyfriend hates cauliflower.  So I thought I would try a little experiment to see if I could disguise it into something he loves...like tater tots!  I have tried the infamous cauliflower "mashed potatoes," which came out fantastic, so when a friend told me about this tot recipe, I had to give it a shot.  I have to say these were probably one of the best "healthy" recipes I have ever made. 

Baked Cauli-tots (adapted from Cupcakes and Kale Chips Blog)

1 head of cauliflower, chopped and steamed
1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan
1 egg
1/2 c of panko breadcrumbs (I used garlic flavored, but plain is fine)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp sea salt
black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Steam the cauliflower until very soft, then puree in a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients.  Grease a mini muffin tin and scoop the cauliflower mixture into it.  Bake for 20 minutes until golden.





Perfect compliment to any meal..


The verdict....

The boyfriend will now admit he loves cauliflower.  Though ONLY in this form.

I'll take it!

Do you have any interesting recipes that disguise veggies?

2 comments:

  1. Disguising cauliflower in a potato recipe was on my Food Bucket List last year and I made a few "baked potato soup" type recipes... yum! These look SO good- all that cheese can't hurt ;)

    During the summer, I love to shred zucchini and hide it in all my recipes. Meatballs/burgers, muffins, COOKIES...you name it, I've snuck zucchini in there!

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    1. Oooo those are all great ideas! I haven't cooked much with zucchini, but that is a very creative way to start.

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