Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cauliflower Cheesecakes

We have a new favorite vegetable side dish over here...cheesy cauliflower cakes.  They are delicious, nutritious...and come with a bit of heat.  Try them.  I think you'll like them!

  • 1 medium-sized head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and cook  until tender (8-10 minutes).
  2. Drain.  Mash cauliflower while warm.  
  3. Cool slightly; then stir in cheese, eggs, bread crumbs and seasonings.
  4. Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  5. Form the cauliflower mixture into patties (about 3 inches in diameter).
  6. Cook until set and golden in colour...about 2 minutes per side.