Baked Cauliflower Tots (or Cakes)
1 head cauliflower – cut into pieces
1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
salt, pepper, garlic + onion powder (to taste)
Steam cauliflower. Let stand until cool.
Process well in a food processor, (or rice using other means). A smoother texture holds together better.
As you form cauliflower into its shape, squeeze, working any excess water from the vegetable. Roll into approx. 1.5″ balls and drop into Parmesan. Form into tots by flattening the tops.
If the mixture is still too moist and falls apart, work a little of the Parmesan into the tot, and then roll the formed tots into the Parmesan once again to coat.
Place tots on a greased cookie sheet and freeze for 30 minutes prior to baking to help tots hold their shape.
It’s good to note that you can freeze them longer or make these ahead of time. Simply place in a freezer bag after the initial chilling period and store for up to a month.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating tots every five minutes or so for even browning.