Cauliflower cheesy bites

Cauliflower cheesy bites

Because who doesn’t love cauliflower cheese? Well, my mum for one, but trust me, these are divine. A perfect addition to a salad, Sunday roast, home cooked feast, barbecue, picnic, or just finger food to hand around at a party. Easy to prepare with hardly any washing up and just enough baking time for you to have a bath, do the hoovering, play with the kids or even put your feet up!

For those who follow a low-carb diet, these couldn’t be much more low carb if you tried. Perfect for having as a snack without the worry of having to dose yourself with insulin. There is no other way to explain how delicious they are, so grab yourself mature cheddar cheese, a cauliflower and a couple of eggs and get baking. I recommend using mature cheddar as the stronger the flavour the better with this recipe. If you can’t eat cheese then I suggest leaving it out and adding two tablespoons of whole grain mustard to the egg mix and then following the same method.

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These easy-peasy cheesy bites take hardly any time to prepare and bake in less than 30 minutes. They are great for sharing around, adding to lunch boxes or enjoyed as a side dish.
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Recipe type: side dish, starter, party food
Serves: serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut in to small florets (approximately 475g)
  • 150g mature cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas mark 6.
  2. Remove the tough part of the cauliflower stalk and chop in to bitesized florets, set aside.
  3. Grate the cheddar cheese. Finely grated always works the best.
  4. Into a large bowl place 80g grated cheese, 2 cracked eggs and a generous twist of pepper. Whisk together well to form a thick cheesy sauce.
  5. Add in the florets and coat in the sauce until each one has been fully covered.
  6. Spread the florets evenly on to a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven. Use a spatula to scrape any cauliflower that has stuck, or any cheese, spread them out again. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for a further 8-10 minutes until golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and enjoy straight away or allow to cool and eat within 3 day. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.




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