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cauliflower "tater" tots

a recipe by
Tammy Brownlow
Dallas, TX

I found a recipe for cauliflower tater tots on line. While I was following the recipe, I realized there were a lot of steps, that would really improve the texture and taste - so I created this updated version. (which is why the photos happen mid-way through). The end product photos didn't make it because they were gobbled up so quickly. I will be making them again soon - so photos will be available then. Until then - these are a real treat! You can enjoy them guilt free on your low carb plan.

serves Makes 2 dozen
prep time 45 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cauliflower "tater" tots

  • 14 oz
    frozen cauliflower, by weight
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated parmesean cheese
  • salt, onion, and garlic powder to taste
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1/3 c
    parmesean cheese - from a shaker for dredging

How To Make cauliflower "tater" tots

  • 1
    In a microwave safe bowl on regular heat, cook cauliflower for 6 minutes on high. Pour into a colander, and allow to cool.
  • 2
    Set up your food processor with the fine grater attachment and run you cauliflower through.
  • 3
    Place cauliflower into a clean flour sack towel and wring out all of the excess liquid you can. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • 4
    To that bowl add your 2 tablespoons of parmesean cheese, salt, onion, and garlic powder to taste. Add your beaten egg. Mix to combine thoroughly.
  • 5
    Using a 1/2 tablespoon measure. Spoon out cauliflower mixture and form into a tot shape. Drop into 1/3 cup parmesean cheese to coat. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • 6
    Place tots in freezer for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • 7
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook for 40-45 minutes. Check regularly turning to create even browning. Remove from oven and enjoy! Makes 24
  • 8
    Once these are frozen in step 6, you can pop them off the tray and freeze them in containers for quick, healthy snacks anytime.
  • 9
    The entire recipe contains 11.1 carbs - portion are your discretion.