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Paleo ‘Taters

My sister in law made these when we visited them in Houston on Valentine’s Day and I absolutely fell in love with this side dish.  I could even make a meal out of it if 100_0134others 100_0131didn’t have to have some too.  What makes these “potatoes” Paleo, is they are potatoes at all but cauliflower.  Toss in some bacon, cheese, and sour cream and you’ve got a carbless companion to any roast or steak.  I made everything in one large frying pan using these proportions:

  • Three slices of bacon
  • 1 cup water
  • One large head of cauliflower
  • one tablespoon butter
  •  3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese (about one cup)

100_0137100_0139First fry up the bacon until crispy and crumble it in small pieces.  Drain off the fat leaving one tablespoon in the pan.  While the bacon is cooking, steam the cauliflower in the water and butter (I do it in the microwave covered and on high for 3 or 4 minutes) until it is nice and tender.  Pour off the excess water and place it in the pan with the bacon fat.  Mash the cauliflower until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes…with lumps of course.  Stir in the sour cream, season with salt and pepper, maybe some freshly minced garlic if you have it and top with the cheese and bacon.   Place a lid on the pan until the steam of the cauliflower causes the cheese to melt and dig in!

If you are trying to trim down for bikini season using a low carb diet this dish will allow you to have it all…you may never want real potatoes ever again!   100_0140

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