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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

LOW CARB FAKER MASHED POTATOES



From fresh cauliflower:
1 small-medium fresh cauliflower, about 16 ounces
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon butter
1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
Salt and pepper, to taste

Chop the cauliflower into small pieces and place in a large covered casserole dish. Add 1 tablespoon water; cover and microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Stir and cook another 5 minutes. Let stand covered 5 minutes; drain briefly. Place in a food processor along with the butter and heavy cream. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the processor occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper and reheat in the microwave, if necessary.
Makes about 4 servings or about 2 1/4 cups mashed cauliflower
Do not freeze

From frozen cauliflower:
16 ounce bag frozen cauliflower
2 tablespoons water
1-2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place frozen cauliflower in a casserole with a lid; add the water. Cover and microwave on HIGH about 8-10 minutes, until very tender, stirring occasionally. Drain well and put cauliflower in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Remove to a serving bowl and season with salt and pepper and butter. Reheat in the microwave, if necessary.
Makes about 4 servings
Do not freeze
Per Serving: 78 Calories; 6g Fat; 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs