I found a beautiful photo on Pinterest of what looked like Cheese Grits, but claimed to be made from riced Cauliflower. So you know I was all over that! When I found the actual recipe, it contained 1/2 Cup of Panko and since I'm not doing grains I just left them out completely. I was not sure how it would turn out without the Panko, but it did not let me down. As you may know I pledged to give up grains for Jorge Cruise's Fast Track for 2 months, but I'm on 3 months now and have not plans to add grains back at all right now.
These little yummies make a great potato/hash brown replacement, they were like a savory pancake. But I thought they were most like good, old fashion grits! I ate them hot, right off the griddle, but I'll be having them with steak for dinner later. Wouldn't they make a great latka? Just don't serve it with applesauce - too much sugar!
These turned out WONDERFULLY! I'm going to guess your whole house will like these. My super picky kids even tried them, although it was in exchange for a cookie, so go figure. I would love to find a way to incorporate them into breakfast or smaller with different toppings for a party. Whether you are doing the Belly Fat Cure or Fast Track, these make a great snack or side dish to your meal.
Cheesy Cauliflower Grits:
1/2 head cauliflower
1/2 shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic powder
I grated the fresh cauliflower with my cheese grater, but a food processor is great for this too (and is on my Christmas list!). I guess frozen would work fine too. Do it all, the florets and stems, but not the leaves. Microwave for 2 - 2:30 minutes and blend in the egg and cheese thoroughly. Scoop them out onto a hot griddle or skillet into the size of a small pancake, using olive or coconut oil if your skillet needs it. Depending on thickness, and how crispy you want them, cook least 3 minutes on each side.
The entire batch is 16 grams of carbs, 6 grams sugar and 8 grams fiber. I'd say four little pancakes, half of the recipe, should be more than be enough and will have an S/C Value of 3/1. It is all determined by the size of the cauliflower head and are all good, high fiber carbs.
Link back to the original recipe I modified is HERE. For all my recipes that fit Jorge's plan click HERE.