Faux-tatoes, My New Favorite Comfort Food (Simply Delicious Pureed Cauliflower)

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These are so simple and delicious. I'm sorry that I rejected the idea of faux-tatoes years ago. There was a young man at my job and he and his wife were doing the Atkins Diet. He told me about how good the faux-tatoes were, but I couldn't believe it. I thought to myself how I would NEVER give up mashed potatoes.

And now here we are in TWENTY-TEN. How things change.

Now that I am not eating potatoes, whipped cauliflower has become my new favorite comfort food.

Here's how to make it.

2 small heads of cauliflower, broken into small pieces

Steam until tender. It is best to use a steamer basket so that the cauliflower is not resting in the water while it cooks. It takes 15-20 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender. Pour the cauliflower into a colander to drain any water.

Steamed Cauliflower
Steamed Cauliflower

Put the cauliflower back into the pan and add in some butter or ghee, or your favorite healthy fat. Add salt and pepper and hit with a stick blender. The more you blend, the fluffier the cauliflower will get.

Faux-tatoes
My new favorite comfort food, Faux-tatoes

Have you tried Faux-tatoes? Do you love them, too?

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Recipe: Faux-tatoes, My New Favorite Comfort Food
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  1. Steam cauliflower pieces until tender.
  2. It is best to use a steamer basket so that the cauliflower is not resting in the water while it cooks. It takes 15-20 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  3. Pour the cauliflower into a colander to drain any water.
  4. Put the cauliflower back into the pan and add in some butter or ghee, or your favorite healthy fat. Add salt and pepper and hit with a stick blender.
  5. The more you blend, the fluffier the cauliflower will get.
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13 thoughts on “Faux-tatoes, My New Favorite Comfort Food (Simply Delicious Pureed Cauliflower)

  1. Thanks for this recipe. I have been making the cauliflower fried rice and Turkey hash but have not tried the mash-tater substitute. I cant wait to give it a go.

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Stephanie! I hope you get a chance to try them soon! Let me know if you have any questions, and how you like them!
    And thanks for visiting and commenting! 🙂 Have a wonderful evening, Starlene

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  2. I like cauliflower. But I have this weird thing with it. It has to be just right. When it’s too hard, I don’t like it. But when it’s getting real soft I don’t like it either. So I guess faux-tatoes won’t be for me. 🙂 On the other hand, I might give it a try.

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    Starlene Reply:

    Andre, well at least you know that about yourself. When you make them into faux-tatoes though, they are pretty much ground into a mushy-like substance so you probably wouldn’t be able to tell if it was too hard or too soft. Thanks for sharing!

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