Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
- Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 496.6
- Total Fat: 30.1 g
- Cholesterol: 266.6 mg
- Sodium: 1,633.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 20.7 g
- Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
- Protein: 39.7 g
IntroductionSimple grilled cheese sandwhich, but instead of using bread, you make a cauliflower crust/bread Simple grilled cheese sandwhich, but instead of using bread, you make a cauliflower crust/bread
For the crust less bread:
1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield 3 cups of cauliflower rice)
1 egg, lightly beaten
¨ö cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¨ö teaspoon salt
¨ù teaspoon black pepper
For the Grilled cheese:
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
¨÷ cup sharp cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese (sliced is fine)
The original recipe says that this amount of cauliflower should make two sandwiches. When I made mine I only had enough for one. So it depends on how big you want your bread. Also I did not create this recipe, I found it online and just copy and pasted the instructions. For the website here is the link: http://www.theironyou.com/2014/05/cauliflower-crust-grilled-cheese.html?m=1
Preheat oven to 450¡ÆF (220¡ÆC) and place a rack in the middle.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and liberally grease it with olive oil. Set aside.
In a food processor rice the cauliflower florets (it should be evenly chopped but not completely pulverized).
Transfer cauliflower rice (about 3 cups) to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.
Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze as much moisture as you can (I usually squeeze out over a cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry, otherwise you¡¯ll end up with mushy dough, impossible to use as slices of bread.
Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl, add egg, mozzarella, salt, pepper and mix well.
Spread cauliflower mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into 4 squares.
Place in the oven and bake for about 16 minutes until golden.
Remove and let cool 10 minutes before peeling them off the parchment paper (be careful not to break them!)
Assemble cauliflower crust grilled cheese:
Heat a pan over medium heat.
Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower crust bread (preferably the top part).
Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle with the cheese and top with the remaining slice of cauliflower crust bread, buttered side up.
Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.
Gently flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 to 4 minutes.
Serving Size: 1 grilled cheese sandwhich
Number of Servings: 1
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHAUNTAERM.