Put your hands up in the air if you’re one of these people who cannot simply like stuff but instantly become obsessed with it.
See? I knew I wasn’t alone.
Erm. You may lower your hands now. Next, close the tab. Just run away and don’t go around places with a strong wifi signal that allows you to check out these nuggets. Otherwise, chances are high that you’ll spend the next 16 days sitting in a dark corner, spending your fortune away on cauliflower heads AND mindlessly munching on cauliflower nuggets like it’s your job.
Not that I know something about that.
I’m warning you – leave now or you’ll have to spend the next few years doing one of these 12 step rehab program. I really hope they make one for cauliflower nugget addicts because oh boy, I’ve fallen so hard for these!
These nuggets are that addictive. Crispy on the outside, a bit spicy (or super spicy if you wish – your chili flakes jar, your decision), creamy on the inside and cheeeeeeesy. You cannot go wrong with cheese, can you? Naaaah. I tell you that these nuggets are so much better than those chicken ones.
By the way, I think it’s time to tell you that I recently went fully vegetarian (one month and a week now) so I’m really not kidding when I say that I can (and I will) eat a ton of these nuggets in a sitting and make a living on them alone. Fear not, things will keep the same around here: I’ll keep commenting on all of your posts, my meat recipes will be still on my index and I won’t get too obnoxious about it.
But you better expect an increase in my cauliflower-based posts. Seriously, is there anything that cauliflowers can’t do?????
a) Nope b) I don’t think so! c) Absolutely not, cauliflowers are boss!
Let’s talk nuggets again, shall we? K. Nuggets are fab, they’re like the Jon Snow of food. Mmmm, like you know, handsome and additive???
I’m pretty sure that if these nuggets could talk they’d have a pretty dark, deep sexy voice.
((Ah yes, don’t take me too seriously now. It must be all these withdrawal symptoms because I might or might not have gone without these nuggets for THREE WEEKS. Never. Again. NEVER))
Give me nuggets or give me death.
Ok I’ll stop now.
But promise that you’ll be going to the store to get the biggest cauliflower in sight to make the nuggets, please guys. They’re so worth getting addicted to.
I’ll see you all in cauliflower-nugget-rehab. Please come and say hi. Don’t be shy, I won’t bit you…. unless you look like a lovely little cauliflower nugget, that is. In that case, run for your life.
ps: why are you reading this now and why aren’t you in the store? You rebel.
- 1 kg head of cauliflower
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 60 grams cheddar cheese
- 50 grams shredded mozzarella
- extra breadcrumbs to roll nuggets on
- Steam the cauliflower until tender enough to mash with a fork.
- Squeeze all the liquid out of the cauliflower.
- Mix cauliflower, salt, seasonings, breadcrumbs, egg, mozzarella and grated cheddar until a ball is formed.
- Form ball into nuggets.
- Roll nuggets in extra breadcrumbs.
- Heat about 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil and fry nuggets until golden.
- Other strong cheeses such as manchego or parmesan can be used in place of cheddar.
EDIT: it won’t let me edit the orginal recipe plug in as this is an old one, and I’m no longer using Recipe Card, but you can make these with egg and dairy substitutes as well. However, they need to be deep fried, not fried in little oil, as they will crumble to death otherwise.
By the way, thanks for the comments in my last posts! I did have such a fabulous vacation and now I’m more than ready to be back blogging! Can’t wait to get on track. But excuse me if it takes me a bit of time to answer your comments and read blogs. There’s just sooooo much to do with the ebook and everything! I hope you guys understand!
Enjoy your weekend,