When I first started eating well, it felt like the only advice I got was what to remove. While taking the crap out of my diet was good advice in many ways, sometimes I found it difficult and a little depressing to give up the foods I loved.
Top of the list: hash browns. Golden, crispy, greasy hash browns. And you guys know how much I love hash browns! So, how does one maintain a healthy, well balanced lifestyle while simultaneously stuffing their face with hash browns? Answer: they don’t. Or at least not by enjoying them in their original greasy state.
But a life without hash browns just doesn’t seem worth it, so instead of cutting them out completely and feeling deprived, I got crafty and adapted. I whipped up this alternative take on my old favorite that fit my new lifestyle. Meet my new breakfast favorite: Parmesan Cauliflower Hash Browns — an indulgent AND healthy addition to your breakfast.
Parmesan Cauliflower Hash Browns Recipe
Makes 4 Hashbrowns
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
1. Combine cauliflower, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Then fold in egg until combined.
2. Place a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat. (I usually add a little butter or ghee too!)
3. Scoop a golf ball size portion of the cauliflower mixture and place in the frying pan. Then squash the ball out into a traditional hash brown shape.
4. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm alongside your favorite breakfast. (I enjoy them best dipped in hot sauce!)
- Serving Size: 1
- Fat: 2
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Protein: 3
What a creative recipe!!!! Totally saving this one for holiday brunches 🙂
Genius, love the use of cauliflower! I’m whipping these up over the weekend. Perfect with eggs!
Yum! Cauliflower sure is having its shining moment. Never thought to use it as a base for hash browns. Thanks for sharing!
It is, right? Mashed is everywhere and the hash is such an original idea for a change! Sounds delicious!
I’m sure both types of hasbrowns can exist in a healthy diet. Restriction only leads to binging.
This looks delish! I love the idea of swapping out the potatoes with cauliflower.
Those look so good! I have some cauliflower waiting to be used so this may have to happen!
This looks amazing. Reminds me of the mashed cauliflower recipe on the Zone diet but even better. Definitely getting added to my holiday meal plan.
These look so good! I am definitely trying these this weekend!