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Twice Baked Sour Cream & Chives Faux Potatoes (Low Carb)

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Welcome to Ditch the Wheat! Before you view the recipe I need to make sure you are aware of this. I hear it all the time... You're asking me to give up bread... Even my type 2 diabetic neighbour refuses to give up bread... There's so many reasons to ditch the bread: - gluten - GMO wheat - simple carbs (that cause weight gain) BUT it's so comforting to bite into a soft piece of bread smeared with butter. What if I told you there's bread you can eat that is Paleo and Keto friendly. --> CLICK HERE <--
Ohhhh cauliflower…  I think of cauliflower as the tofu of the low carb world.  This little vegetable takes on so many flavours of other foods.  It becomes fried rice, pizza dough, breadsticks, and finally potatoes.  I remember once watching a documentary about a community in British Columbia going on a low carb diet.  The owner of the local grocery store commented that the demand for cauliflower suddenly exceeded the supply which equals a cauliflower crisis!
Some people view the switch from no longer eating anything “white” as a crisis.  White foods would be considered: rice, bread, potatoes etc.  Don’t worry about no longer eating potatoes just eat their low carb substitute which is cauliflower.  The texture and taste when prepared for potato type dishes is very “potato” like.  I don’t want to foul you.  There will still be a cauliflower taste but it is an amazing substitute.   Or in my case I went from NEVER eating mashed potatoes to loving mashed cauliflower. 

PSssTTTT ~ I also want you to know about the KETO Bread Cookbook. You can eat bread that is Paleo and Keto friendly. --> CLICK HERE <--
I’m calling this recipe twice baked faux potatoes because it reminds me of the potatoes you bake in the oven, then scoop out the potato and mix with sour cream and bake again.  You could explore many flavour combinations with this recipe:
·         Bacon & Cheddar Cheese
·         Broccoli & Sour Cream
·         Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese
·         Garlic & Butter
·         Caramelized Onion

Twice Baked Sour Cream & Chives Faux Potatoes Recipe

·         About 1 ¾ cups of steamed cauliflower (enough to fill a cereal bowl)
·         1/2 cup of full fat sour cream
·         1 tsp of onion powder
·         1 tbsp of chives
·         1 tbsp of salted butter
Instructions:
1.    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2.    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3.    Steam the cauliflower.
4.    Using a processor, blend the steamed cauliflower, sour cream, onion powder, chives, and butter. 
5.    Blend until mixture is smooth.
6.    Either spoon the mixture onto parchment paper or use a piping bag and make 4 fancy faux potatoes.
7.    Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is crispy and lightly toasted.
8.    Devour J
This recipe makes four faux potatoes.
Enjoy,

5 Responses to Twice Baked Sour Cream & Chives Faux Potatoes (Low Carb)

  1. Maybe you need this too??? I hear it all the time... You're asking me to give up bread... Even my type 2 diabetic neighbour refuses to give up bread... There's so many reasons to ditch the bread: - gluten - GMO wheat - simple carbs (that cause weight gain) BUT it's so comforting to bite into a soft piece of bread smeared with butter. What if I told you there's bread you can eat that is Paleo and Keto friendly. --> CLICK HERE <--
  2. Krista March 24 at 9:01 pm #

    making these tonight as a side with a pulled pork shoulder that's been in the oven all day! can't wait 🙂

  3. Susie March 15 at 12:12 pm #

    I love combining Cauliflower and celery root/celeriac to make these. When I did that my hubby ate 2 bites and said “I thought we couldn’t have potatoes anymore.” I served them at Thanksgiving and didn’t say anything to anyone. Everyone was fooled and 3 people went home with the recipe. Also great combined with a turnip.

    • Carol Lovett April 12 at 1:26 am #

      wow!

    • Teri February 17 at 7:08 pm #

      I never thought of using a turnip! I love doing cauliflower fadeout’s. Even my kids love them. Tomorrow is grocery day so I’ll have to get a turnip. Thanks for the comment. My family also loves cauliflower tots.