I am never too full to eat fries. I have been known to announce that I'm full at the end of a meal, but if someone offers up the remaining French fries on his plate, consider them inhaled within 2.76 seconds. It wasn't until college that I tried mashed potatoes, and hot damn! I love that too. If only mashed potatoes were healthy instead of the starchy carb-monsters that they are.
Today's recipe may just change your freakin' life. Mr. TBS makes these cauliflower mashed "potatoes" almost weekly, and to call them a substitute just wouldn't do them justice. They fool my taste buds every time. If I knew cauliflower could taste like this, I would have eaten it a long time ago.
Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"
1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons butter or substitute (We use Earth Balance.)
1 tablespoon cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic (optional)
- Bring water to a boil in a pot.
- Cut cauliflower into small pieces.
- Cook in boiling water for 5-7 minutes, or until well done. Drain well but do not let cool.
- In a large bowl, puree all ingredients with an immersion blender (or puree in a food processor).
Thanksgiving just got healthier!
Will you try cauliflower now?