- 1 head cauliflower, large (7" - 8" wide)
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (for topping) Mozzarella/Tex Mex cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning or any dried herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- Marinara sauce for dipping
NOTE: I didn't do the Italian seasoning and marinara because it wouldn't have gone well with the rest of our dinner.
Cut up the cauliflower into fairly even pieces. You can bake it for 20 min at 375, or put it in a bowl with some water, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave 5-6 min on HIGH. That's what I did. Let it cool til you can handle it safely. If you used the microwave, drain the water.
Place the cooked, drained cauliflower into your food processor bowl.
Process with pulses until it is a coarse grain texture.
Line a bowl with a triple-folded cheesecloth or a linen towel.
Pour the cauliflower into the bowl. Fold the sides up around the cauliflower.
Twist the top and squeeze until no water comes out. You can see how much went into the bowl!
This is how much liquid my one head of cauliflower produced!
Put your dry cauliflower into a dry bowl.
Add the egg, cheese and spices and mix well.
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread your mixture into a rectangle about 1/4" thick. Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 min. Remove and put the remaining cheese on top. Cook for another 5-8 min.
I didn't have anymore cheddar so I used this for the top:
Cut into rectangles and serve! You can use marina to dip if desired.
RP Servings: 4
21 Day Fix - a serving would be 1 green, 1 blue
These are gooood! My son gave them a 3 1/2 (after telling me during the process that never once, in the year he lived in an apartment, did he ever buy cauliflower) and said they could be a 4 1/2 with a little tweaking. And that's the beauty here - you can use any cheese and any spices. My guys put red pepper on theirs and loved it that way. You could go all Italian, with spices, and fresh mozzarella and basil. You could go Mexican quesadilla and use Mexican cheeses and cumin or chili powder or even taco seasoning. It is also a great base for a pizza, using mozzarella and Parmesan in the crust.
So while it's a little labor intensive, I'd say it's worth it!