This cheesy, cauliflower bake is the same old dish revamped. You don’t even have to like cauliflower (I don’t)! It tastes more like cheesy baked potatoes and frittata rolled into one.
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- 1 – 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
- 3 – 4 eggs
- ½ cup almond meal
- 2 – 3 heaped tablespoons of tapioca flour
- 1 cup grated cheese (any type, I like to use a mixture of Cheddar, Mozzarella and Parmesan)
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of greek yoghurt or sour cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Fresh herbs, chopped (I like to use parsley and/or coriander)
- Freshly ground pepper
- Fresh chopped chilli
- Bacon bits, ham, or anything else you like!
- Preheat your oven to 400 F (200°C)
- Wash and dry the head of cauliflower, remove any bruised or dark patches, then grate it into tiny pieces (that’s right! grate it up! Alternatively, you can shred it in a food processor).
- Heat a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil and fry the shredded cauliflower until slightly softened. I like to brown them slightly too, but that’s optional. Keep stirring the cauliflower so that it cooks evenly. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- While you wait for the cauliflower to cool, grease a medium sized baking dish and line with baking paper. I like to use a glass dish but you can also use a baking tray or a tin**.
- Dump the cauliflower into a large mixing bowl and combine with all the other ingredients. If you have a larger head of cauliflower, you might need an extra egg or some more sour cream. The mixture should be a wet, paste-like consistency. If it is too runny, add a bit more almond meal.*
- Spread the mixture into the baking dish, and bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes, or until it is no longer gooey in the centre and looks brown and crispy on top.
*The mixture takes bit of playing around with, but no matter if it’s is a bit too wet, it will still end up tasting delicious!
**I like to use this baking dish, but you can also modify the recipe to make muffins or biscuits, it’s really up to you!