Cauliflower-and-Cheese Tots

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Bite-sized cauliflower cheese! Could this be the greatest invention ever? They may look like a pain to make, but they’re actually very easy.

Yields50 Servings
 2 tbsp cream
 2 tbsp butter
 450 g cauliflower (cooked)
 2 large egg yolks
 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
 1 tsp baking powder
 4 large egg whites
1

Preheat the oven to 180°C

2

Line two baking trays with silicone baking paper.

3

Melt together the cream and butter.

4

Place the cooked and drained cauliflower into the bowl of a food processor with the melted cream and butter, and blend until fine. Remove from the food processor and place in a mixing bowl. Allow to cool completely.

5

Once the cauliflower mixture is cold, stir in the egg yolks, grated cheese and baking powder

6

Whisk the egg whites until stiff.

7

Fold 1/4 of the egg whites into the cauliflower mixture, followed by the rest.

8

Using a round nozzle, fill a piping bag with the cauliflower mixture and pipe little tots onto the lined baking tray. Make them about 3cm long, and leave a little space between each one.

9

Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden.

10

Serve immediately with homemade tomato ketchup.

COOK'S TIP
11

If you donít have a piping bag and nozzle, make the tots using two teaspoons; scoop with one, and use the back of the other to scrape out the tot.

Remember to eat them while they’re hot!

Ingredients

 2 tbsp cream
 2 tbsp butter
 450 g cauliflower (cooked)
 2 large egg yolks
 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
 1 tsp baking powder
 4 large egg whites

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C

2

Line two baking trays with silicone baking paper.

3

Melt together the cream and butter.

4

Place the cooked and drained cauliflower into the bowl of a food processor with the melted cream and butter, and blend until fine. Remove from the food processor and place in a mixing bowl. Allow to cool completely.

5

Once the cauliflower mixture is cold, stir in the egg yolks, grated cheese and baking powder

6

Whisk the egg whites until stiff.

7

Fold 1/4 of the egg whites into the cauliflower mixture, followed by the rest.

8

Using a round nozzle, fill a piping bag with the cauliflower mixture and pipe little tots onto the lined baking tray. Make them about 3cm long, and leave a little space between each one.

9

Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden.

10

Serve immediately with homemade tomato ketchup.

COOK'S TIP
11

If you donít have a piping bag and nozzle, make the tots using two teaspoons; scoop with one, and use the back of the other to scrape out the tot.

Remember to eat them while they’re hot!

Cauliflower-and-Cheese Tots