April Fools: TOT-ally Delicious Cauliflower Tots

Cheesy 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.

Cauliflower Tots

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.

Turkey Burger, Cauliflower Tots

“Hungry monster” is Renee from http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site.  She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes.  Go visit her blog and say hi.  Or follow her on Twitter  @athungrymonster or on Instagram

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  • Maybe THIS is how I’ll get my boyfriend to try cauliflower!

  • tracy {pale yellow} March 29, 2013  

    Yum, cauliflower tots! Tots are totally the best.

  • Carole April 4, 2013  

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using cauliflower and/or cabbage. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . It would be great if you checked out some of the other links – there are lots of good ones already. Cheers

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