This is not one of my quickest recipes, but I think it's a good healthy substitute for something I like to eat that is not so healthy. My family loves tater tots, French fries, and basically any type of potato. But ever since I started watching my carbs, I have been looking for substitutes for the high-carb foods that we love. I have learned that cauliflower makes a pretty good substitute for potatoes in a lot of recipes.
Here is the ingredient list:
2 12 oz bags of frozen cauliflower
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Step 1: Boil the cauliflower in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander.
Step 2: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Add the cooked cauliflower to a large food processor along with all of the other ingredients. Process until well blended.
Side note: The original recipe that I found for these tots instructed to fry globs of the mixture in EVOO, one at a time. Not only is that impractical for busy moms like me, but I also found it impossible. This mixture has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Just imagine trying to fry globs of mashed potatoes. Yeah. I tried it, and it turned out just as one would expect.
Step 3: Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray (make sure you spray it really well).
Step 4: Fill the mini muffin cups about 1/2 to 2/3 full with the mixture.
Step 5: Put the pan in the oven and bake for 22 minutes.
And there you have it. My mini muffin pan makes 24 tots, and I had enough of the cauliflower mixture to make 2 batches. It makes 4 servings with about 8 net carbs per serving. These can also be frozen and reheated. I would definitely recommend freezing any leftovers, because I don't like spending that much time and effort on one recipe, so if I do, you can bet I'll make sure none of it is wasted!