April Fools: TOT-ally Delicious Cauliflower Tots
Well, April Fools’ Day is around the corner. Does anyone have any tricks or pranks in mind to pull on your loved ones?
I wish I did, but I am notoriously bad at pranks. Even something as simple as saying something is true when it’s not sends me into a fit of childish giggles. I also cannot keep a secret, so if I’m planning on pranking you, I’ll probably spill the beans way before it happens.
It’s sad, really.
I’m a grown woman. You would think I could keep a straight face for a little white lie…but no.
So, I’m NOT going to tell you these are tater tots. I will NOT boast their incredible potato-y flavor and their spud-like texture.
Because then I’d look like a fool.
These cheesy, slightly gooey in the middle and crisp on the outside tots are all cauliflower. And as hard as it tries, cauliflower will never be a potato.
It’s cool, though, because cauliflower has its own thing going on. I promise you these are healthy and delicious!
Trust me. It’s not like I’d lie to you.
makes a whole giant pan of tots, about 30-35
1 head cauliflower
1 clove garlic
1/2 c shredded cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
*Egg wash (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cut cauliflower in chunks, wash and microwave for 5 min. Blend with remaining ingredients (except egg wash). Scoop into 1/2 tbsp chunks and form into chunky cylinders. Brush with egg wash and a sprinkle of salt. Bake for 25 minutes then broil on high until light brown (3-5 min).
Give me your tots.
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