I saw a recipe on Skinnytaste for cauliflower tots a while back, and I have been craving them for a while. I adapted the recipe and added chia seeds for some additional crunch.
Cauliflower Medallions (Inspired by Skinnytaste)
Makes around 30 – 35 medallions
Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cooking Time: 16-20 minutes
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, florets only
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1/2 cup mozzarella
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 3 TBS almond meal
- 2 TBS organic corn meal
- 2 TBS chia seeds
- salt and pepper, to taste
- dried herbs (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets.
- Fill a saucepan up with 2 to 3 inches of water, and bring it to boil. Once the water is boiled, place the cauliflower florets in the saucepan. Cook for about 5 minutes. Drain the boiled water from the saucepan and run the cauliflower under cold water.
- Put the cauliflower, cheese, onions, and parsley in a food processor and mix until everything is finely chopped.
- Empty the cauliflower mixture into a bowl and stir in the egg and egg white.
- Add the almond meal, corn meal, chia seeds, salt, pepper, and any dried herbs, and fold everything into the cauliflower mixture.
- Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture and place it on the cookie sheet. Flatten the mixture into small medallions.
- Once all the mixture is placed on the cookie sheets, place the sheets into the oven.
- Bake for about 16 to 20 minutes and flip the medallions halfway through the baking.
- Remove the medallions from the oven when they are golden brown.
- I baked a batch of the cauliflower medallions on a cookie sheet that was lined with parchment paper. The medallions on that cookie sheet were not as brown as the ones on the greased cookie sheet.
- I made these bites into medallion shapes because the cauliflower mixture was a bit too soft to manipulate into something else. The recipe from Skinnytaste uses panko bread crumbs instead of almond meal and corn meal. I imagine that panko would give a batter more structure, so you can form the cauliflower mix to look more like tater tots.