Cauliflower is a perfect base for these gluten free bread sticks. In the past, I've made a pizza crust with a cauliflower base that was outrageous and loved by all. When I saw this idea for bread sticks on Pinterest, I just knew I wanted to try it. I wasn't disappointed. It's a tasty low carb treat which is perfect for anyone who is gluten free. You can make it for parties, a healthy snack, or a side with soup.
For a party, you could top with sauteed mushrooms, red pepper, or any topping of your choice. They are wide and flat , so they will hold toppings.
Pictures and step by step instructions follow
1/2 medium head of cauliflower , riced ( directions will explain how)
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups of shredded cheese ( any kind)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons oregano ( or any Italian seasoning- rosemary, thyme, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated pepper
1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cut and wash half of a medium cauliflower into large flowerettes..
Place the cut up cauliflower into a food processor with the blade.
Pulse for a few seconds, and then for another few seconds until the cauliflower looks like rice.
Pour riced cauliflower into a large mixing bowl and add the eggs, shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano, sesame seeds, pepper or any seasoning of your choice. ( I don't add salt as the Parmesan cheese is salty)
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and half of the mixture into a rectangle. ( you should have enough mixture to make two). Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from oven.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then cut leastwise into five strips and then cut each strip in half and move apart slightly.
Raise temperature of the oven to 425 degrees. Return baking sheet to the oven and allow to crisp up for ten more minutes. Remove from oven sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desire and enjoy with your favorite marinara sauce.
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|place cauliflower in food processor with metal blade|
|Process quickly on and off until cauliflower looks like rice ( a few seconds)|
|spread onto a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet ( recipe makes 2)|
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
|Remove from oven. Will look golden before cutting into strips Return strips|
to 425 degree oven for 10 additional minutes to crisp
|serve with a sauce of your choice of sauce ( I used marinara)|