You Gotta Try This!: Tater Dots

If you are trying a low carb, or even keto lifestyle, one thing you really might want to find a good replacement for is mashed taters.  The ultimate comfort staple, all warm and soft and full of ... Yeah, so anyway, one thing I really miss from my former eating life is mashed taters, and gravy. I haven't quite perfected keto versions of gravy yet, but I think I'm well on the way to keeping some semblance of comfort in my life with this recipe: 

Dot rocks. Dot rocks a lot in her kitchen. Dot REALLY rocks with this recipe.  I was so excited to try this because I'd made some semblance of a cheaper version of pot roast in the slow cooker, and it was screaming to be paired with mashed something. 

Honestly, I got my food processor for Christmas probably decades ago. I was young, and ignorant, and never really found a reason to use it, so much so that it stayed hidden from view, and use, in the back of a bottom cupboard. Last year, in a fit of trying something new (vegetarianism), I broke it free from bondage to make my own salsa-type concoction, which is also pretty damned good. I digress. A lot. This year, since starting this whole ketogenic diet thing, I have discovered that it's a damned fine tool for shredding stuff, like zukes, and cauliflower, and for mashing things into a fine, tasty pulp. 

This recipe, which puts your long ago abandoned food processor to very good use, is definitely higher in fat, and vegetable carbs, but it's worth it, even if you only use it for special occasions, which I will, mainly because I can't tolerate a constant influx of very high-fat foods. I will warn you, it is so rich ... and very filling. A little goes a long, long way. That being said, it is a heavenly recipe! 

I think I probably screwed something up, because mine were a touch runnier in consistency, and I'm not sure what I will do to fix that next time I make them, but that flavor, though!!!  Sigh. I get all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it.  So, to keep this short, and sweet, if you're looking for a new way to feed your potato need, or you want to explore the wonderful world of cauliflower, I highly suggest starting with this recipe.