We won’t deny the deliciousness of potatoes. We will say, however, that there are awesome alternatives out there that will shock you with their scrumptiousness.
One of our new favorite examples? Blogger Sugar Free Londoner’s Crispy Low Carb Cauliflower Hash Browns. They’re a gluten-free, keto-friendly food you can use as a healthy alternative to your traditional, potato-based hash browns. Plus, these cauliflower fritters are super versatile and can be eaten with eggs in the morning, as a side dish with dinner or as a midday snack.
These tasty bites are seasoned with turmeric, offering a sophisticated taste profile. Plus, turmeric is considered a superfood. According to this blogger, it acts as an anti-inflammatory, and it has antioxidant properties. Other spices that would work well with this recipe are cumin and cayenne pepper. The recipe also calls for cheddar cheese, though parmesan or pecorino are equally yummy alternatives should cheddar be too strong of a taste for you.
This recipe isn’t too hard to make either. What’s important to note is that it’s crucial to get the liquid out of your cauliflower mix once it’s been processed. Whether microwaving your fresh cauliflower rice for two minutes or sprinkling with salt and letting it sit for 20 minutes, the cauliflower must be dried out in order to avoid soggy hash browns.
In addition to simple step-by-step instructions on how to go from a head of raw cauliflower to beautifully golden, crispy cauliflower hash browns, blogger Katrin also offers tips on how to bake this dish to perfection, plus possible variations. For example, while this recipe calls for coconut flour, you can easily sub this with almond flour by doubling the amount in the recipe.
The cauliflower hash browns can be served with a low-fat mayo or dipping sauce. At only 45 calories per serving in comparison to an average of 151 calories per half cup of traditional potato hash browns, it’s a light alternative that’s both satisfying and simple to make whenever a craving hits!