Cauliflower Wraps

15 Apr

Cauliflower Wraps | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Ok kids, I confess: I totally fell off the Paleo wagon last week. There were cookies, there was ice cream, there was frozen yogurt, there were chips, there were fries and there were donuts. Gaw! I was doing so well! Maybe too well. Maybe so strict that when I saw a plate full of cookies I couldn’t help but eat five, because who knew when I would see cookies again!?! Actually, I baked several batches of cookies last week and I honestly did a good job of only eating one, to make sure they tasted right, and packing the rest away. Hmmm, so maybe it really means that I totally lose all my discipline when I leave my own kitchen. Damnit. This is going to be hard. Especially with those damn Chick-Fil-A waffle fries calling me like sirens to the drive-thru window… do you hear that?

Cauliflower Wraps | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Since it was obvious I was craving beautiful, blissful, delectable carbs, I jumped on this recipe for cauliflower wraps. I happened to have half a head of cauliflower in the fridge anyway and I also had leftover chicken breast that God help me, I did NOT want to eat with spinach or broccoli AGAIN. Oh my green friends… we used to be so close. Then I started eating you twice a day. Bleh.

First off, you need to have a food processor for this recipe, so if you don’t, let me crush your hopes and dreams right now.

Cauliflower Wraps | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Now for the rest of you warranty card-carrying food processor owners, I want to add that you have to use a dish/tea towel to wring out the cauliflower once you’re done steaming it. I tried paper towels and nearly lost all my cauliflower on the floor. Also, no matter how excited you are to be on the verge of eating a “tortilla,” let the cauliflower cool before wringing it out. You won’t be able to hold your fake wrap if you’ve melted your hands off.

Finally, don’t be scared by the consistency of the “dough” when you pour it onto the baking sheet. It might seem a little thin and runny (I’d say like pudding or ketchup, but definitely not like pancake batter), but it will hold it’s shape as it bakes. Be sure to spread it as evenly as you can and be careful not to leave any holes.

Cauliflower Wraps | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I made mine with a mix of basil, oregano and thyme, but you can use whatever spices you have on hand. The original recipe has a curry version too.

Cauliflower Wraps (Makes two)
by Empowered Sustenance

1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 eggs or 1 egg plus 1 egg white (I used two eggs)
1/4 tsp. salt

1 minced garlic clove and 3/4 tsp. dried herbs of your choosing

Preheat the oven to 375 and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper (I happened to have one cookie sheet that was large enough for both wraps).

In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets until they form a crumb-like texture.

Place the crumbles and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan with a tight fitting lid. Cook on medium high heat for 8 minutes, until tender.

Drain the cauliflower in a sieve, (LET IT COOL!) then transfer to a clean kitchen towel. Firmly squeeze any excess water from the cauliflower. In a bowl, stir together the cauliflower and remaining ingredients. Using a spatula, form two thin circles on the parchment-lined baking sheets trying to keep the consistency as even as possible and without holes. You can control how thick or thin, large or small, you want your wrap, but remember, the thicker it is, the harder it will be to fold like a real tortilla shell.

Bake for about 17 minutes until dry and pliable. Gently remove to a wire rack to cool so the bottom does not become soggy.

3 Responses to “Cauliflower Wraps”

  1. sani panini April 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Katie @ Blonde Ambition April 16, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    I’ve seen a lot of cauliflower replacement recipes (cauliflower rice, cauliflower puree instead of mashed potatoes, to name a few) but never this before…. sounds awesome!

    • Red April 16, 2013 at 7:14 am #

      Works so well! I’ve done the rice too and it’s yummy. I am falling in love with cauliflower!

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