Monday, March 6, 2017

{Gluten-Free} Cauliflower Grilled Cheese


I have seen photos of cauliflower grilled cheese sandwiches and decided to give it a try as I had a head of cauliflower from my CSA box last week. I planned to experiment with this and post it for an upcoming grilled cheese event. Though we all liked this, I'm not sure I'd call it a grilled cheese sandwich. So, I will share it now and post another grilled cheese recipe then.

Ingredients

  • 1 head large organic cauliflower (or you can buy already riced cauliflower)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 C finely grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 C finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 2 t dried oregano
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 to 2 C grated sharp chedddar
  • butter for greasing the skillet

Procedure

Slice cauliflower into wedges and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Process cauliflower until the texture resembles rice. I ended up with approximately 5 C cauliflower crumbles.


In a large mixing bowl, combine processed cauliflower, eggs, Pecorino, Parmigiano, ground pepper, and oregano. Whisk until until everything is well-incorporated. In the meantime, heat a skillet over medium heat and rub butter in the pan to prevent sticking.


When the pan is hot, scoop 1/3 C of the cauliflower mixture into the pan and gently press to flatten the heap. This is your "bread." Cook for 6 to 7 minutes until the bottom is nicely golden. Flip the patty over and cook 3 minutes.


Top one side of the pair with 1/2 C shredded cheese and cook for 3 minutes more.


Place the other cauliflower patty on top of the melted cheese and cook for another 2 minutes. Flip them over for 1 more minute. Serve hot. 


You can pick it up and it's gooey and delicious. Again, I'm not sure this qualifies as a grilled cheese sandwich. But it was tasty and, if you are gluten-free, it might just curb a craving for a grilled cheese!

4 comments:

  1. I think the texture of the cauliflower patties becomes slightly more bread-like if you steam the cauliflower crumbles and squeeze out most of the water before making the patties. Either way, what could be bad about cauliflower and cheese? :)

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    1. SO true! I will try the method you describe, too. Thanks.

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  2. That riced cauliflower seems to be all the rage now. I know that you can use it for pizza so why not grilled cheese?

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  3. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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