This is pretty amazing!
We have quit eating potatoes due to the carb content. (root vegetables have high carb content)
But we miss our potatoes!
I love sauer kraut but hubby does not unless it’s with …you guessed it …mashed potatoes! And sauer kraut is good for you! It’s fermented and is a great probiotic.
Cauliflower is very low in carbs and it is loaded with: potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, E and many of the B’s, omega 3 fats and more! It’s a little more expensive than potatoes, but we shop for much of our produce at Aldi’s and prices there are half what you pay at the other grocers.
Ok, Sunday is the day for hubby to cook. He wanted to have cauliflower mash, sauer kraut and kielbassa. He put a head of cauliflower in the pot and about 3/4 inch of water and steamed the head for about 20 minutes. We grilled the kielbassa in a frying pan along with the sauer kraut.
When the cauliflower was done, I drained it and threw the whole head, stalk and all into my mixing bowl, added 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 2 tablespoons garlic from a jar which is stored in olive oil, a little salt and pepper.
I used my whipping wire (what I use to whip cream) and whipped those babies up!
Served them with the sauer kraut and kielbassa! We ate it all! Couldn’t stop! But the good news is a half head of cauliflower is only about 8 carbs and oodles of vitamins and minerals and fiber and protein.
Now we’ve added another food to our new life! And we thought about some other things we can do with it! We so loved potato pancakes! Just mashed potatoes with some flour, onion and egg added, fried til golden brown. I can take this cauliflower mash and add some coconut flour and the eggs and some chopped onions and fry it. We’ll try this soon!
I hope you try this! It’s hugely good!
Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes
Serves: 8 (or 2 if you like it a lot!)
- 1-2 head of fresh cauliflower or 1-2 bags of frozen
- 2 TBSP butter
- 2 T cream cheese or sour cream (optional)
- 2 T or more Parmesan (optional)
- Salt, pepper, garlic-2 T and other spices to taste
- Bring 3/4 inch of water to a boil in a large pan and add cauliflower.
- Cook on low until tender.
- When tender, drain, put into large bowl and add other ingredients.
- Use immersion blender or mixer to blend until smooth and creamy. This is the most important step… chunks of cauliflower are a giveaway!
Sprinkle with extra cheese if desired and serve warm.
|1 large potato||%Daily requirement||1/2 head cauliflower||%Daily requirement|
|omega 3 fat||39||<1:4 ratio w/omega 6 1:3||107||<1:4 ratio w/omega 6 3:1|
|omega 6 fat||129||31|
|vitamin A||30 iu||1%||36 iu||0.50%|
|vitamin C||29 iu||48%||133 mg||223%|
|vitamin E||.1 mg||1%||.3 mg||1%|
|Vitamin K||6 mg||7%||46 mg||58%|
|thiamine||.2 mg||13%||.2 mg||11%|
|Riboflavin||.1 mg||8%||.2 mg||11%|
|Niacin||4 mg||21%||2 mg||8%|
|Vitamin B6||1 mg||46%||.7 mg||32%|
|Folate||84 mcg||21%||164 mcg||41%|
|Pantothenic Acid||1.1 mg||11%||1.9 ,g||18%|
|Calcium||45 mg||4%||63 mg||7%|
|Iron||3 mg||18%||1.8 mg||7%|
|Magnesium||84 mg||21%||43 mg||11%|
|Phosphorus||209 mg||21%||127 mg||13%|
|Potassium||1600 mg||46%||900 mg||25%|
|Sodium||30 mg||1%||90 mg||4%|
|Zinc||1 mg||7%||.8 mg||6%|
|Copper||.4 mg||18%||.1 mg||6%|
|Manganese||1 mg||33%||.5 mg||23%|
|Selenium||1 mg||2%||2 mg||3%|
We have trouble getting enough potassium, magnesium, calcium and Vitamin C. In looking at the nutrients in cauliflower, it’s got much more of the potassium, magnesium we need for keeping blood pressure down and decreasing inflammation as well as many other important body functions.