If you’re craving a delicious and keto-friendly snack, look no further than KETO CAULIFLOWER TATER TOTS. These crispy bites are a perfect substitute for traditional tater tots, using cauliflower as the base ingredient to keep the carb count low. Packed with flavor and a satisfying crunch, these tater tots are a wonderful addition to your ketogenic diet.
Keto Cauliflower Tater Tots Recipe:
- 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooking oil (such as avocado oil) for frying
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Steam Cauliflower: Place the cauliflower florets in a microwave-safe bowl and steam them until they are tender. You can do this by covering the bowl with a microwave-safe plate or using a microwave-safe steamer. Alternatively, you can steam the cauliflower on the stovetop. Once steamed, let the cauliflower cool and pat it dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
- Process Cauliflower: Transfer the cooled and dried cauliflower to a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped, resembling the texture of rice.
- Squeeze Out Moisture: Transfer the chopped cauliflower to a clean kitchen towel and wrap it up. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible. This step is important to ensure your tater tots hold together well.
- Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the squeezed cauliflower, egg, almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly until the mixture holds together.
- Shape Tater Tots: Take small portions of the mixture and shape them into tater tots. You can roll them between your hands to achieve the traditional tater tot shape.
- Bake or Fry: Option 1 – Baking: Place the shaped tater tots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the tots are golden brown and crispy, turning them halfway through.
Option 2 – Frying: Heat cooking oil in a skillet over medium heat. Carefully place the tater tots in the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides. This should take about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Serve: Once baked or fried, serve the Keto Cauliflower Tater Tots hot and enjoy them as a snack or a side dish.
Nutrition Facts (Approximate):
- Serving Size: 4 tater tots
- Calories: 110
- Total Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 35mg
- Sodium: 160mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 5g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 6g