Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cauliflower Tots

Confession: I love tater tots so much that I once participated in a tater tot eating contest.  Definitely not my proudest - or healthiest - moment. But let's be honest - tater tots are worth a calorie splurge now and then :)

But for times when you're feeling a bit more virtuous, there's a way to enjoy the tastiness of tots without all the calories and fat. My friend Sue posted a recipe for cauliflower tots about a week ago and I knew I had to try it stat. The tots looked so good, and I couldn't wait to see if the cauliflower version would taste as good as traditional tots. 

I'm happy to report the tots were delicious! While they don't taste the same as tater tots, they are a tasty treat in their own right. I highly recommend making these for dinner tonight!

Serve with Curry Ketchup!

Cauliflower Tots
*Recipe from Skinny Taste

2 cups cooked cauliflower florets, finely chopped
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/2 cup onion, minced
3 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used panko)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. 

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. Using your hands, take 1 Tbsp of the mixture and form into a small oval. Repeat, repeat, repeat! Bake 16-18 minutes, flipping halfway through, cooking until golden. 

Tell me: What's your favorite way to use cauliflower? 

- ST


  1. Yum! I think I will definitely be trying those sometime. I love mashed up cauliflower. My mom makes this yummy cauliflower casserole that has feta cheese, greek yogurt, some spices, and I think some breadcrumbs in it. I will have to get the recipe...she's one of those cooks that doesn't need a recipe and just throws random amounts of things into a bowl and it comes out good. I however am not, ha so lately I've been making her measure things before the makes them so I can write them down :)

    And on a not-so-healthy, but not-THAT-bad-for-you note...there is this brand of sweet potato tator tots I think it's Alexia's? in the frozen food section of some stores and they are so so good! :)

    1. I think you will definitely have to do a post featuring your mom's cauliflower casserole - it sounds absolutely delicious!

  2. I recently pan fried cauliflower and it was out of this world. I think it's the new "it" food! Mark my words!

    1. I agree - I'm just discovering the many uses of this versatile vegetable! :)