If you have been following my blog, you will notice that we eat a lot of cauliflower. That is because there are so many interesting ways you can prepare it to make it delicious and taste different. This recipe for Cauliflower Breaded Chicken – tasted almost exactly like breaded chicken, but so much healthier and still good. I cooked this one day during the week and the only difficult thing about it, was the time it took to bake the cauliflower “bread” crumbs.
I started by chopping the cauliflower into chunks and placed them into the food processor until they were the same size as couscous. Then I sprinkled the cauliflower onto the covered baking sheet. The baking sheet is covered with parchment paper because I hate cleaning the baking sheets after I use them. The cauliflower is wet, I found that it was good to sprinkle the cauliflower onto the pan to avoid large clumps forming.
First thing about this cauliflower recipe – it takes longer than you think Usually when Jamie cooks I am always so worried about when we are eating (hopefully before 9pm) – well this time it took me a lot longer than I thought to make homemade pizza sauce and cauliflower crust. Now that I have done it once though I have learned and can’t wait to make it again.
I started by shredding the cauliflower in the food processor into crumbles. I did not use the whole cauliflower, probably a little more than half and saved the rest for a future dinner since cauliflower is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with recently. Then I cooked the cauliflower in the microwave for about 8 minutes in a micro-wave safe bowl and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
After I let the cauliflower cool I mixed in the ingredients for the “dough” – eggs, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and garlic powder. Go ahead and pre-heat your oven now for 450 degrees and roll the mixture into a ball in the bowl. I took out my pizza stone, sprayed it with Mac Oil and rolled the “dough” out as evenly as possible. Continue reading
A friend of mine emailed me this cauliflower recipe because she knew how much I was loving it right now. One night I was looking for something to make for dinner – high protein and high fiber (wedding diet) – and I remembered this one. It ended up being one of my favorite cauliflower recipes. I had to change the vegetables up a little bit (from the original recipe) because of the high sugar content. Instead of using the traditional carrots and peas, I replaced them with asparagus and bell peppers which actually turned out really good.