Cauliflower Tots with Bear - joyato.com

These cheesy nuggets of joy might be better than the real thing. We've included an oven-baked version as well as an air-fryer version below—both are great, but we're in love with how golden the air fryer version gets!

Want more potato-less tots? Try these Zucchini Tots next! 

YIELDS PREP TIME COOK TIME TOTAL TIME 
6 SERVINGS 0 HOURS 10 MINS 0 HOURS 0 MINS 0 HOURS 30 MINS

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 c. cauliflower florets, steamed (about 1/2 large cauliflower)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2/3 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Sriracha
 

DIRECTIONS

FOR AIR FRYER

  1. In a food processor, pulse steamed cauliflower until riced. Place riced cauliflower on a clean kitchen towel and squeeze to drain water.
  2. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl with egg, cheddar, Parmesan, Panko, and chives and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture and roll it into a tater-tot shape with your hands. Working in batches, arrange in basket of air fryer in a single layer and cook at 375° for 10, until tots are golden.
  4. Meanwhile, make spicy ketchup: Combine ketchup and Sriracha in a small serving bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Serve warm cauliflower tots with spicy ketchup.

FOR OVEN

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, pulse steamed cauliflower until riced. Place riced cauliflower on a clean kitchen towel and squeeze to drain water.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl with egg, cheddar, Parmesan, Panko, and chives and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture and roll it into a tater-tot shape with your hands. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until tots are golden.
  5. Meanwhile, make spicy ketchup: Combine ketchup and Sriracha in a small serving bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Serve warm cauliflower tots with spicy ketchup.

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