I love coming up with new ways to use cauliflower because for many people living a low carb life, cauliflower is a main staple. You can use it to make a low carb alternative for so many different foods including mashed potatoes, pizza crust, rice, etc. So I make sure I always have a fresh head of cauliflower in the fridge, as well as a few bags of frozen cauli florets in the freezer. These cheesy cauliflower bites were the result of needing to use my cauliflower before it went bad, and craving something cheesy, fun sized, and easy to make. I paired mine with mustard, but ketchup, sour cream, hot sauce, and barbcue sauce are a few yummy dips for these that come to mind.
1 Head of fresh Cauliflower
Shredded Cheese (I used cheddar)
Salt and Pepper or other spices *optional*
1. First, you must "rice" your cauliflower. It's really simple, but I don't have a specific post written up for this yet and so i'll direct you to this post HERE which is the way I do it..minimal steps and no fuss. In the end it will look like this...
2. Once you have your "cauli rice," it should be hot from coming out of the microwave, so just add a cup (or more if you want) of shredded cheese, and as much salt/pepper as you'd like.
Now your cauli rice and cheese mixture should resemble something like the photo below. You may need to nuke it more to melt your cheese better.
3. Roll it into bite sized balls.
4. Then you can either bake, fry, or grill them as I did using a George Foreman Grill. In either case, flatten the balls out a bit using a spatula or your palm (if your like me and would rather dirty your hands then have one more dish to wash.)
Baking: If your baking them, don't use too high of a setting. I'd say about 300-350 degrees. Turn them at least once. They're done when they are heated through and browned on each side.
Frying: you'll want a bit of oil in the pan so they don't stick. Use a medium setting and turn a few times till lightly browned on both sides.