One thing I’ve missed since I cut down on my starch/sugar intake is…french fries. And other crunchy starchy potato-y things too. It’s not that I ever ate tater tots, but suddenly, when I stopped eating potatoes, I really wanted some.
I saw a recipe on Pinterest for cauliflower-based tots, and I intended to make them at some point. Then, on a whim this evening when I got home from the gym, I decided to make broccoli tots (because I didn’t have any cauli). I didn’t look at the recipe online—apparently, I like the idea of winging it and seeing how big of a mess/disaster I can make. Luckily, many of my experiments have worked out very well lately! But…these are definitely inspired by the cauli tots, so I highly recommend checking out the recipe!
This is what I came up with…
In the food processor:
2oz cream cheese
2oz grated parmesan cheese
1 cup raw broccoli
1 Tbsp coconut flour (you could use almond flour or other flour, but I’d at least double the amount since it won’t soak up liquid like coconut flour does)
herbs (I added 1/2 tsp pizza seasoning)
Process until pureed. Pipe onto non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Flip over, and bake until browned all over. My second batch were more brown than the ones in the pics…and they were crispier too, so keep that in mind! (How crispy do you want your tots?!).
Serve hot with ketchup. The ketchup is mandatory! (Just kidding, but really the sweet/tangy taste of ketchup was a perfect complement to the cheesy-broccoli flavor).
Note: if you don’t like broccoli, you won’t like these! The broccoli flavor is not overwhelming, but it is there!
Happy almost #WineFriday! Will you be partaking in happy hour this Friday? I’m going to a workshop on the Pursuit of Happiness, and I’m really looking forward to it. Then I’ll be spending Saturday and Sunday in yoga workshops (Sunday will be my first workshop for instructors—it’s about how to do hands-on assisting, which is something I’m really interested since I’ll mostly use yoga with my one-on-one clients!).
This week has been so great–I’m feeling like I’m really in my groove with work, and have made significant progress on other projects too. I got a report from my Mom about whether or not they liked the peanut butter cookies…the verdict was good, with one vote for eating the parts (cookies/vanilla cream) separately, and one vote for eating them together!
Are you a french fry or tater tot fan? Ketchup?
What are your weekend plans?