Baking Outside the Box, springs, ahem, brings you something that is probably new to you:
Cauliflower Hash Browns.
I promised you a low-carb dish this week and today we are waaaay outside the box here.
I love these. No, really. When I was on a low-carb diet some time ago, (and yes, the lady with all the cookie jars and the dessert cookbook does have to be careful about treats like most other folks,) I found this recipe. It was so crazy, and I was so desperate for potatoes, that I tried it*.
It was good.
As I continued to make it, it evolved in my kitchen, (Not not like a science experiment--that was the tofu cheesecake.) You know what happened, because you do it too: I took a bit of this or that and change it up till I was satisfied.
I made the discovery that the Cauliflower Hash Browns recipe could be used for other things too, ie; a base for a great morning mushroom scramble and I have even used it as a topping for shepherd's pie. I'm truly grateful that someone thought of this crazy idea. Even when I'm not on a diet I make it. And yup, I serve it with ketchup.
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Cauliflower Hash Browns Who Knew?
Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 4 servings
So good you won't miss potatoes. Low carb too!
- 2 cups cauliflower, steamed and grated
- ½ large sweet onion, chopped
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 3 tsps. olive oil (divided)
- pinch salt
- Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a 10” non-stick skillet and sauté chopped onion till light golden.
- Measure two cups of steamed and grated cauliflower into large colander or sieve and gently press excess moisture out.
- Place cauliflower in medium mixing bowl.
- Add onion and Parmesan to cauliflower and stir together.
- Stir in egg. Mixture will be quite thick.
- Warm 2 tsps. olive oil in pan and add cauliflower mixture and cook on medium to medium high heat for 3-5 minutes until hash browns are caramelized on bottom and then gently turn them over to brown for 2-4 more minutes.
- Serve at once. Yield: 4 servings. Don’t plan on leftovers.
Hash Brown Scramble: add 2-3 eggs and ½ cup sliced and sautéed mushrooms.
Shepherd’s Pie: The mixture can also replace the potato topping on a Shepherd’s Pie.
Serving size: ¼th recipe Calories: 95 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 3.0 Fiber: 1.4 Protein: 5.6
*My thanks for the recipe: 'Cauliflower Hash Browns' by Ksgillmore on food.com.