Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cauliflower Poppers

I'm trying to eat more vegetables. Aren't we all? So here's my secret: I take vegetables, and diguise them as yummy delicious treats.

My latest favorite are Cauliflower Poppers - they are the culinary near equivalent of french fries... At least they provide me with a fix of ketchup dipped salty goodness, without starchy potatoes or deep frying.

Like so...

Cauliflower Poppers

1 head of cauliflower
1/2 Tbsp of olive oil... Or cooking spray... Or spray butter
salt to taste... I prefer sea salt

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Cut up the cauliflower into bit size pieces. Discard the stem.
2. In a bowl, toss the cauliflower in the olive oil and salt - lightly coat in spray butter or cooking spray - until it is evenly coated. Spread the coated cauliflower on a foil lined cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Check every 15 minutes or so and give them a toss so they brown evenly, it they look like they are burning or drying out too much (this happens with the spray butter in particular) then give them another couple squirts. The poppers are done when they have nice brown edges and the stems start to look semi-transparent.

Dip in ketchup and enjoy!

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