Cauliflower nuggets

    44 min

    Cauliflower 'rice', eggs, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese are rolled into bite-size nuggets in this quick and easy vegetarian recipe.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
    • 60g breadcrumbs
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon minced onion
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • oil or cooking spray

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:24min  ›  Ready in:44min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to the boil. Add cauliflower; cover and steam until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled.
    3. Chop cauliflower finely until it is the size of rice grains.
    4. Measure out 2 mugs of cauliflower 'rice' into a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg, egg white, dried parsley, minced onion, salt and black pepper. Form into 30 small nuggets. Arrange on the prepared baking tray; drizzle with a little oil or spray with cooking spray.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned on the bottom, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven, flip and continue baking until lightly browned on the other side, 8 to 9 minutes more.

    Freezing tip:

    You can freeze the nuggets on a baking tray until firm, transfer to a freezer bag and store until ready to bake.

    Parmesan cheese:

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Made as written down to the cooking time and these turned out perfect. Excellent recipe! I can't wait to try them again using Mexican flavors. Thanks for sharing!  -  02 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I added garlic cause that's how I roll. They were delicious and I will definitely make them again. I also cheated a little and started with frozen, riced cauliflower. I didn't spray them with cooking spray cause yuck, that's just too chemically induced. I brushed them lightly with olive oil instead  -  31 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved it! Used prepared cauliflower rice  -  29 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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