Cauliflower Tots

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READY IN: 42mins
YIELD: 50 tots
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Clean and trim the cauliflower, adding the florets to a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add the cream and butter to the bowl.
  • Microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower and cheese to a magic bullet or food processor and blend until still chunky - kind of like a cooked oatmeal consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Chill for at least half an hour.
  • Whip the egg whites to a stiff peak. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the cauliflower mixture to lighten it up. Then fold the cauliflower mixture into the rest of the egg whites and gently mix until combined.
  • For best results, chill for another half hour or they won't hold their shape as well.
  • Fit a pastry bag with a round or star tube with about a 3/4 inch opening. Spray the inside of the bag with nonstick spray.
  • Gently squeeze out 1 inch sections onto a greased cookie sheet, cutting with a butter knife as you go.
  • When finished, bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (or longer if you're skipping the frying) until puffed and slightly browned. Remove from the oven and serve - or heat 1/4 inch of oil in a saute pan and when it's very hot add the tots. It doesn't need long, a minute per side to turn them golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately.
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