Monday, March 28, 2011

Twice Baked Cauli- Tots


This recipe was delicious! The only downfall was that it was a bit timely and only makes about 16 tots! I could have eaten all of them because they were so delicious. In the future, I would double the recipe for sure, especially if cooking for more than two people! These have all the flavor of twice-baked potatoes but have the fun format of easy-to-eat tots. Loved them!

Twice Baked Cauli-Tots

Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower
8 pieces bacon
3 green onions
1 clove of garlic

1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.  Boil cauliflower for 10 minutes.Cook bacon in a frying pan and pat dry with a paper towel.
2. In a food processor, blend together the cooked, drained cauliflower and remaining ingredients. With a cookie scooper or large spoon, scoop the mixture onto a foil-lined baking sheet. You can place them close together because they don’t melt down like cookies. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, and bake another 20 minutes.

** Mine took awhile to brown; if yours are not the desired crunchiness, bake for longer.


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19 comments:

  1. So...I guess it made 23 (looking at the picture). That's how tasty they were that all of them disappeared fast. lol

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  2. That looks freaking awesome. Making some tonight!

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  3. Hi! I saw a link to this recipe on Twitter on a paleo digest and made some last night. Slighlty modified, but OH MY! These were amazing.

    You've got some great recipes!

    Jude (Australia)
    @primaljude
    thegreatprimalexperiment.blogspot.com

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  4. just stumbled upon this from your cauliflower pizza recipe. they look amazing. i'm inspired to try something similar this weekend, maybe with more of a tater tot texture!

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  5. Good luck! I used the cookies scooper!
    They are great for making perfectly shaped tots and meatballs. Plus its way less work!Note on this recipe: They take a looong time to cook :)

    Heres the link for some scoopers!
    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/184-6343667-5107349?asin=B0002MPTUM&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=|B0002MPTUM&CPNG=small%20appliances&ci_gpa=pla&ci_sku=B0002MPTUM&ci_kw={keyword}&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001

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  6. Tried to make these.. forgot the foil.. have a lovely bowl of roasted mashed cauliflower. Will try again.. dam...

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    1. I used the foil but they stuck fast and I could not flip them over half way through.

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  7. I'm thinking that I could make the batter ahead of time and then scoop them out and cook them when ready to eat, to save on time. I'm gonna try it and will let you know!

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  8. Can you make these up and freeze them before you bake them.like real tator tots? You could freeze them on the cookie sheet and then put them in a zip lock baggie.

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  9. Can you oven roast the cauliflower rather than boil it? And what about a bacon substitute if I can't eat pork? Any thoughts?

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    1. I can't eat pork either... was wondering if almost any meat would work. Fried ground beef, left over steak or chicken?? It's going to get ground in the food processor anyway. Might have to give it a try!!

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    2. Try turkey bacon! I like that much better than pork

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  10. Tried these tonight. Sorry, but this recipe just made me angry. These take 4x as long to cook and come out nowhere near a tot consistancy.

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  11. I wonder if you could just sauté them like potato pancakes?

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    1. I will definitely do it that way if I ever make them again.

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  12. I just made these at our house......the taste is delicious however BE SURE TO GREASE YOUR FOIL! The first tray I did not and I couldn't turn them at half time.....they adhered to the ungreased foil so for the 2nd tray I coated with coconut oil first and it worked a little better! I think I might pan fry them next time to make a better crust for turning over! But they are very tasty!

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  13. Like the poster above said.....GREASE THE FOIL. Mine were stuck and could not be turned over after half the time.
    Also, the picture of the tray before baking shows the rounded scoops but the finished product is flat. Be sure to flatten prior to baking.

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  14. While these were pretty tasty, then again with bacon in them, how could they not? However the texture was nowhere near what i was expecting. As someone else mentioned, they cooking time was much longer than mentioned, and still they were pretty soft. And i did grease the pan, yet they still didn't flip easily. Overall, I do not think that I will be making these again.

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  15. I just made these and here are my recommendations: use a mini muffin tin. They cook a billion times faster that way. Also, use the bacon grease to grease the pan. I just wiped my greasy paper towel on my myffin tin and it worked great! After fifteen minutes, i just flipped them onto a regular cookie sheet and they slid out easily!

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