Cauliflower “Tots”

pbServes 6/b/p
h2Chef’s Note/h2
pI just heard the collective groan. Is nothing sacred? NO not when it comes to making things Diabetes-Compatible that you remember as a child and miss as a person with Diabetes. I make this in big batches and freeze what I don’t plan to use that meal. Funny thing is that as kid-like as this dish is, it is also an elegant side for a grown-up meal if you place the mixture in a pastry bag fitted with a star tube and press out the “tots."/p
pFor a cheesier (more kid-like) flavor add ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. For a more adult flavor add ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese.br /
To quote my friend Michael: “Who doesn’t like a good “tot?” The answer is:…his wife./p
h2Ingredients/h2
ul
li1 large head of cauliflower (about 1½- 2 lbs.)/li
li2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced thinly/li
li2 Tbsp butter/h2
liEnough salted water to cover the cauliflower by about 2 inches./li
li1 medium shallot (you may substitute ¼ red onion or 6 scallions) chopped finely/li
liSalt and pepper to taste/li
li1/3 cup. grated parmesan cheese/li
li2 tsp fresh dill (optional)/li
li2 tsp fresh parsley/li
li2 tbsp whole wheat flour (you may substitute white flour)/li
li1 egg, well beaten/li
/ul
h2Preparation/h2
ol
liSauté the shallots (or onion or scallion) in the butter until just barely golden in color. Set aside./li
liBring salted water and garlic slivers to a boil. Cut cauliflower into florets. It is fine to leave some of the stalk./li
liAdd the cauliflower to the water and cook for 10-12 minutes until the cauliflower is very soft.Drain and return to the pot. Keep the heat on and allow the excess moisture to evaporate./li
liRemove to a mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor Whip the cauliflower until it is smooth. Add the dill and parsley, salt and pepper then whip until combined. Add the parmesan cheese, egg and flour and combine well. Add the sautéed shallots and stir in by hand./li
liPREHEAT OVEN TO 400°/li
liUsing either a small ice cream (1 ounce) scoop or two teaspoons, scoop out the mixture and round out the “tots” Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or oiled aluminum foil./li
liBake for 10-12 minutes until the “tot” start to turn golden brown.br /
For a cheesier (more kid-like) flavor add ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. For a more adult flavor add ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese./li
/ol
h2Nutritional Information/h2
p9 g Net Carbohydrates /p

Vegetable

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