So most people look at me with a very awkward stare when I tell them that I’m making notatoes for supper. We don’t do white potatoes, but we sure do miss the yummy stuff that goes along with them. So…I came up with this awesome recipe for notatoes that tastes just like mashed potatoes, but with NO POTATOES in it! 😉 This is totally cauliflower, and totally yummy, and totally EASY!! No peeling or any insane time consuming projects like that….just short and sweet and straight to the point. 🙂
You will need…
- 2 medium to large heads of cauliflower (about 6-8 cups when chunked)
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 + tsp garlic powder
- 1 + TBSP dried chives
All of the seasoning amounts are very much a batch by batch basis. The best way to know you are getting the right flavor for your preference is to simply taste as you go. 😉 Start with less and add more as your pallet dictates.
First you will want to wash your cauliflower, remove the leaves and such, and cut it into chunks.
Once you have your cauliflower washed and chunked, you are going to place it into a steamer basket on the stove over medium heat. Steam it until a fork is easily inserted when you do the “poke test.” I have found, the longer you steam it (the softer it is) the creamier the notatoes will be….however, if you steam them too long, they get very watery when you mix them up in the food processor. They will be creamy, but more like a thick soup. So it takes a bit of practice until you know how you like it. 😉
After the cauliflower is tender, transfer it from the steamer to your food processor tub. Make sure you are using your blade in the processor and not the plastic paddle.
Turn on the food processor and let it continue to run while you dump in your spices, using the delivery chute at the top of the processor. If it doesn’t seem to be creaming up well, or if it is too thick and getting stuck on the sides of the bowl, simply add some water/broth/nut milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the creaminess that you desire.
And there you have it! It’s that simple to have a massive amount of cruciferous powerhouse veggies that are absolutely delicious. It’s pretty easy to pig out on this cauliflower! Especially if you add in some of my Country Gravy or a yummy chicken breast or piece of steak! 😀
Have you ever tried notatoes??