Du Jour Du Horrid Award, 2007

It is time once again for Coffee & Cornbread test kitchens to award
it’s yearly Du Jour Du Horrid Award.

Like we have stated previously this award is so prestigious that
while the term Du Jour means “of the day” the award is lucky to be
presented once Du Year.

Last year we had recommendations to try cauliflower that wants to
be potatoes.

The recipe “called” Cauliflower was very well received
in the test kitchens….. But “called” Mashed Potato?

We at the test kitchens love cauliflower so
why it would want to parade around as a potato is beyond our
imagination.

While the kitchens don’t condemn anyone feeling
cauliflower is potato, we do wish to award originality.
Someone out there inventing this masterpiece must have had a very
vivid and creative imagination and we applaud you for it.

Now on to the award winning recipe.

Faux Mashed Potatoes (aka::.. Mashed Cauliflower)

raw cauliflower – a medium head makes about a pound of floret
any combination of butter, milk, cream, or whatever you use
when you make mashed potatoes – about 1/4 cup
salt and pepper
(If you have low carb “instant mashed potatoes”,
add up to 1/4 cup for texture*)
Options: minced garlic (a clove or two);
garlic powder (1/2 to 1 teaspoon);
cheese

PREPARATION:
Use instant “potatoes” made for low carb diets,
such as Dixie Carb Counters Instant Mashers. Or use a
small amount of real potato or instant potatoes to improve the
texture.

Break the cauliflower up into florets, or just chop.
Cook it until it’s tender – a fork should easily pierce it.

Put it all in a
regular blender or food processor and blend to desired “mashed potato”
consistency.

Assuming 4 servings from a pound of cauliflower,
each will have about 3 grams of usable carbohydrate plus
three grams of fiber.

The calories will depend on what else you add.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bluezebra
    Jul 31, 2007 @ 09:42:34

    LOL on cauly mashed tators! I do make them but mine don’t even resemble this recipe. My recipe brings out the nuttiness that cauliflower has when roasted. It also features browned butter and cream lol, so it is low carb but definitely not low fat and I wouldn’t call them mashed tators by any stretch!

    Cheers Sue and great award!!!

    bz

    Reply

  2. Katiez
    Jul 31, 2007 @ 15:18:20

    Hmmmmm…..
    It appears a worthy recipient!

    Reply

  3. Caffienated Cowgirl
    Aug 02, 2007 @ 09:16:11

    Intriguing. I adore cauliflower, but my husband and son do not…perhaps I should try this as a “sneak attack”!

    Reply

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