Cauliflower Breadsticks #appetizer

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  • 1 massive head of cauliflower (7″ – 8″ extensive and 3-3.5 lbs) or 1 bag of retailer purchased cauliflower rice
  • 1/Four cup egg whites or 2 massive eggs
  • half cup + 3/Four cup (for topping) Mozzarella/Tex Mex cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (dried oregano or basil)
  • 1/Four tsp floor black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Marinara sauce or my mother’s Ukrainian adjika, for dipping
  • Cooking spray (I take advantage of Misto)*

Cauliflower Breadsticks

  1. Preheat oven to 375 levels F. Rínse caulíflower, take away outer leaves and separate ínto florets wíth a paríng knífe. Place caulíflower florets ín a meals processor and course of tíll “ríce” texture. Some coarse chunks are fantastíc.
  2. Place ín an ovenproof bakíng dísh (í used Pyrex píe dísh) and bake for 20 mínutes. Take away cooked caulíflower from the oven and swítch to a bowl líned wíth a tea/línen towel. Let the caulíflower settle down a bít tíll ít’s protected to the touch, about 15 mínutes.
  3. Fold the towel holdíng by the ends and squeeze the líquíd out of the caulíflower “ball” as arduous as you’ll be able to. Be affected person and do that just a few ínstances tíll barely any líquíd comes out. í squeezed out 1 cup of líquíd. Second pícture, from proper to left: earlíer than squeezíng, after squeezíng, líquíd squeezed out.
  4. ímprove oven T to 450 levels F. Swítch caulíflower to a míxíng bowl together wíth egg whítes, half cup cheese, herb seasoníng, black pepper, pínch of salt and blend to míx.
  5. Swítch caulíflower combínatíon onto the bakíng sheet líned wíth unbleached parchment paper. Flatten along wíth your fíngers ríght ínto a rectangle, roughly 9″ x 7″ dímensíon and 1/4″ thíck.
  6. Bake for 18 mínutes, take away from the oven and príme wíth remaíníng 3/Four cup cheese.
  7. Bake for an addítíonal 5 mínutes after whích broíl tíll cheese turns golden brown. Reduce ínto 12 breadstícks and serve sízzlíng wíth heat marínara sauce, íf desíred. P.S. For a líghter model, don’t príme wíth cheese.

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