You won't believe this. I mean, it took me a few blank stares and lots (and lots!) of tastes to believe it myself!
As you know, I'm the low-carb girl of the family, and quite often cook that way without The Hubster even noticing. Well, this is another sneaky-not-sneaky way of getting our low-carb on without allowing him to feel like he is missing out on anything.
For Superbowl Sunday, he wanted wings and turkey burgers. So of course I made them instead of buying them because that way I can control the ingredients. For the burger buns I made cauli-bread. Yes, I know. That doesn't sound like the appealing direction I was taking when you first started reading. But trust me here - this was OUTSTANDING!
I took a few recipes that I found along with some that were sent to me, added my own flare and touches, and came up with what I think is the best "bread" you could ask for! This recipe is for flat, round buns. And it was beyond delish!
1 head cauliflower, "riced" (Or if you can find it pre-made in a bag, PERFECT!) (see notes)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbs sea salt
1 tbs pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this is CRUCIAL for the success of these "breads"). Place mounds of the cauli-mixture into whatever mold suits your purpose. In this case, it was the same round mold we used for the turkey burgers so they would fit perfectly. Bake for about 20 minutes. here's the thing: if they are not golden brown on top, WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE. Flip for 5 more minutes. Let rest for a minute or two before removing from the baking sheet.
NOTES: Don't use frozen cauliflower or froze riced cauliflower, as there will just be too much moisture. The other thing about this recipe is you can litch-rah-lay do whatever you want to make it INTO whatever you want. For example: add lots of Italian seasoning and plenty of garlic and shape it into a long mound and you've got breadsticks! If you want, you can add fresh sage and a tiny bit more sea salt and you've got hasbrown bread! If you like, you can add cheese at the very end and heat until melty and you've got cheesy bread! This is also SHEsTox-friendly for Week Three! I promise you this, you will NOT believe how "bready" these things are. It's delicious INSANITY without the carbs!