Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cauliflower Poppers

I will be the FIRST to admit that I am not much of a cook. I buy the cookbooks, I follow the recipes, I say a little prayer... and my dishes rarely turn out the way they're supposed to. *sigh*

Easy-peasy recipes are something I keep my eyes open for, especially on Pinterest. I found a low-carb, low-cal recipe for a "french-fry" replacement and I was anxious to try it out. It seemed pretty easy. Fail proof, even. ...And for once, I think the end result turned out pretty tasty. Granted... my poppers were a little more brown than the ones on the recipe website... but hey, they sure tasted good!

You will need:
  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
Step One: Chop up the cauliflower into large pieces, sans the stems. Wash the cauliflower pieces. I used my handy-dandy salad spinner to get the job done quickly. Transfer the pieces into a bowl.

Step Two: Measure out 1/4 cup of olive oil. Add the season salt. Stir the oil/salt mixture to coat the cauliflower.

Step Three: On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or in my case, some greased-down aluminum foil because I didn't have any parchment paper on hand), spread out your cauliflower pieces. Place them in a 400 degree oven for an hour. Every 15 minutes, turn each piece of cauliflower to make sure each piece gets nice and brown. The more brown, the better!

Step Four: Enjoy your low-carb, low-cal cauliflower poppers with some ketchup or marinara sauce! A guilt-free snack that I literally ate an entire pan of... in about 20 minutes, ha!


1 comment:

  1. Those look so good, definitely going to try them! Have you ever tried mashed cauliflower? Also very tasty. Love your blog layout, I'm now your newest follower. :)