Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.  ~Elsa Schiaparelli



Cauliflower belongs to the Brassicaceae family, which also includes broccoli, kale, and cabbage. The florets on the head of the cauliflower, also known as curd, are tightly clustered and consist of immature flower buds attached to a central stalk.  Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, and vitamin B-6. Besides the delicious savory taste, cauliflower offers great nutritional value that can be attributed to the presence of power-packed phytochemicals that help in fighting various diseases and promote stronger immunity, while aiding in the maintenance of a clean system. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup chives, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  
  2. Using a coarse grater or a food processor, grate the cauliflower until the entire head has crumbled down into small bits.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower bits to a bowl and sprinkle over a 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Mix the cauliflower to incorporate the salt and let sit for 20 minutes to draw out moisture.
  4. Transfer the soaking cauliflower to another bowl lined with a large towel. Wrap the towel closed and squeeze so that all of the excess liquid is strained.
  5. Transfer the cauliflower back into the first bowl used and mix with the cheese, chives, garlic, olive oil, basil, black pepper, red pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  6. Turnover a large roasting tray and line with parchment paper - this helps prevent burning on the bottom of the hash browns. Divide the cauliflower mixture into 6 even portions, place on the tray, and shape into hash browns.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Let the hash browns cool for about 15 minutes until they have set.
Cauliflower Hash Browns
by BuzzFeed, Joey Firoben and Donna Bradbury

Cauliflower Hash Browns

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