Healthy Cauliflower Latkes
We Got a Whole Latke Love…We love latkes (a.k.a. potato pancakes), and we wanna eat a lot of 'em. So we turned to our current BFF, cauliflower, to lighten up the classic recipe! Our latkes are pan-fried with just a touch of oil. So feel free to enjoy these latkes year round -- pumpkin pie isn't just for Thanksgiving, and latkes aren't just for Hanukkah!
1/2 of recipe (3 latkes): 183 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat fat), 463mg sodium, 20.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 11.5g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Cook: 30 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
4 cups roughly chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites
1/4 cup shredded onion, thoroughly patted dry
1/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes
1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Optional toppings: light sour cream and chopped scallions, unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon
Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until reduced to the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs, working in batches as needed.
Place cauliflower crumbs in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes.
Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for another 3 1/2 minutes, or until hot and soft.
Transfer cauliflower crumbs to a fine-mesh strainer to drain. Let cool for 10 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
Using a clean dish towel (or paper towels), firmly press out as much liquid as possible from the cauliflower crumbs in the strainer—there will be a lot of liquid!
Return cauliflower crumbs to the large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except olive oil. Mix until uniform.
Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray, and drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil. Bring to medium heat. Take 1/3rd of the mixture, and divide it into 2 mounds in the skillet. Flatten each mound into a patty about 1/4 inch thick. Cook until slightly crispy, lightly browned, and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, flipping carefully. Transfer to paper towels to soak up excess oil.
Repeat this process twice with remaining 2 tsp. olive oil and 2/3rd of mixture, adding the oil carefully to avoid splattering, for a total of 6 latkes.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
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