Low Carbohydrate Diet
Instead of carb laden potatoes, try this recipe for a Mashed Not-Potatoes like side dish using cauliflower. It's easy with a little butter, sour cream and salt and pepper to taste.
1 head cauliflower, trimmed, washed and cut into chunks
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons cream or sour cream
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Steam the cauliflower until well-cooked. Add 2 to 3-tablespoons of butter to the cauliflower and mash.
Note: If you like the cauliflower mixture a little chunky, use a potato-masher or mixer. If you like it very smooth, use a stem or wand-type mixer.
Add cream, a tablespoon at a time to the cauliflower mixture, until desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
Variation: Twice-Baked Not-Potato Casserole
Add grated Cheddar cheese, bacon bits (optional), a beaten egg or some sour cream, and put in a casserole dish. You can top with more grated cheese, if desired. Broil until top is browned.
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 242; Fat: 26g; Calories from fat: 92.2-percent; Protein: 2g; Carbohydrate: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Cholesterol: 77mg; Sodium: 199mg
Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable, 5 Fat