DITCH POTATOES FOR EXTRA-CRISPY KETO CHEESY CAULIFLOWER HASH BROWNS.
These Keto Extra Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower hash browns will satisfy your potato craving and are perfect as part of a low carb breakfast or brunch with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon and avocado slices.
If you’re looking for a keto cauliflower hash brown recipe that is grain-free and gluten-free this is a wonderful healthy recipe that will satisfy your tummy.
I don’t exclusively eat a low carb, keto diet but when I create some of these keto recipes I have to admit they are darn good.
Just lately I find that I’m going in for seconds and thirds and my wife who seems to catch me tells me that I must be changing my ways.
Cutting Back The Carbs
At our house we hardly eat bread, pasta, potatoes or anything too high which is a good thing because too many carbs can lead to excess weight gain.
We’ve also tried to limit the amount of sugar we add to our diet and keep sugary snacks to a minimum.
In keeping with the ketogenic diet for my wife I work hard to create alternative healthy keto recipes that she can enjoy.
She gave these keto cheesy cauliflower hash browns a thumbs up and said they hit the spot.
Her feedback was that they are crispy and the texture is comparable to what a potato hash brown would be.
When you first begin to work with almond flour, coconut flours, flax-seed and other types of alternatives to using white unbleached and wheat flours you have to get used to how they work.
I’ve had my ups and downs but I’ve managed to understand just what I need to do while working with these types of ingredients.
I love when I get positive food opinions from her but there have been times when I’ve failed miserable at a keto recipe creation.
Any time you experiment with creating recipes you will take risk which is why if you’re not a risk taker stick to tried and true recipes.
Buying Keto Ingredients
Where can I buy low carb keto ingredients?
This is always a popular question when starting a low carb, keto or gluten-free diet.
You may find prices to be expensive when you start this way of eating but they go a long way.
A quick search at health food stores, grocery stores or bulk stores in your area likely will come up with plenty of keto, low carb ingredients you can use in your recipes.
Just recently we were introduced to a website called Low Carb Canada where you can order all sorts of low carb, keto and diabetic products.
We have yet to order but the prices seem to be better than what we can find at the bulk barn especially for low carb flours.
Most often we buy our keto products from Amazon Canada and from the local health food section at our grocery store.
Keto Cauliflower Breakfast Recipes
Cauliflower appears in plenty of low carb recipes because it’s low in carbs, healthy and delicious when prepared in many ways.
We try to buy cauliflower each time it’s on sale and prep it as soon as we get home so it’s ready to eat or cook with.
Another one of our delicious keto recipes are cauliflower tater tots if you want to switch up your breakfast meal plan.
Any time we make these hashbrowns for breakfast we pair it with pork sausages and fried eggs.
These days we can find a head of cauliflower in Ontario grocery stores for about $2.50 each.
You can also buy riced cauliflower and frozen cauliflower to use for this keto recipe.
Related: Cauliflower mash beef pie (Keto)
How To Clean Cauliflower
Once home we wash and chop the cauliflower into florets, let them drain and dry then place them in an opened freezer bag in the vegetable crisper of our refrigerator.
This way when my wife has a hankering for something crunchy she just reaches in the bag and grabs some cauliflower and goes on a crunch-fest.
If you find that you struggle with low carb, ketogenic eating it’s important to always have snacks around that you are able to eat and are prepared in advance.
The better prepared for your keto lifestyle the better it will be for you. Eventually, you won’t even think of the foods you used to eat.
These keto cauliflower hash browns are perfect for that snack attack especially dipped in homemade keto garlicky mayonnaise.
Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Hash Browns to the rescue
We love breakfast in the CBB house so I wanted to create some keto, low carb breakfast ideas for my wife to add variety to her meal plan.
Using cauliflower seemed natural so I decided on making keto cheesy cauliflower hash browns since she no longer eats potatoes and loves potato hash browns.
It was important for me to make sure they were crispy as this is something she really misses.
These keto cauliflower hash browns are perfect when the carb craving hits or part of a low carb breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snack.
My wife likes to eat the keto cauliflower hash browns cold when she is on the run especially having a toddler with tonnes of energy and limited opportunity to cook.
How to make keto cheesy cauliflower hash browns
These keto cauliflower hash browns take no time at all to make and you can fry them up in a skillet or on a griddle.
If you fancy adding other ingredients like bacon, ham or any other meats you can however make sure they are cut small, cooked in advance before you add it to the cauliflower mixture.
I’m not sure how well it will hold up when frying but you can give it a try and find out. Worst case you end up with a frying pan of cauliflower hash which would be just as delicious.
Without any extras apart from onions, cheddar and mozzarella cheese these cauliflower hash browns fry up crispy in coconut oil and butter.
The key is not to flip them more than once and not to cook them on too high a temperature that they will burn.
I like to keep the dial around a med-high on the stove-top.
- ½ cauliflower about 4 cups steamed and pressed so you get out as much water as you can
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 2 green onions chopped
- ½ cup grated parmigiano regianno
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
- coconut oil and butter for frying
- In a large bowl add all of the ingredients together and mix. Note: Make sure you squeeze as much water as you can from the cauliflower. I use paper towels or a cheese cloth otherwise the y will be too wet.
- Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
- Use a large ice-cream scoop to measure out a portion and place it in your hands to form a round hash brown. You should be able to make around 8-10 depending on your scoop size.
- Place them on platter and put them back in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill.
- In a frying pan add ½ cup of coconut oil and ¼ cup of butter to medium-high temp.
- Once the oil is heated place your chilled patties in the frying pan. I like to fry 4 at a time and leave the rest in the refrigerator to chill. If you need to add more coconut oil or butter to the pan do so that way they won't burn. You need to make sure they are frying in proper amounts of oil.
- Flip once after about 3-5 minutes. You can check underneath to see if it is crispy and brown by lifting it up and looking.
- Once fried and crispy on both sides place them on dish but do not stack them
The Best Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Hashbrowns
Eat them as soon as possible while they are hot and crispy for the best keto cauliflower hash browns you’ll ever taste.
Any leftovers may soften but are still delicious topped with sauce and pepperoni and put under the grill in the oven.
Who doesn’t like a keto cheesy cauliflower hash brown pizza? YUM.
We store them in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator or you can freeze them for later use.
Total Net Carbs for recipe: 21.30g or 2.6g net carbs per hash brown. If you make the hash browns smaller than this number will decrease.
Discussion Question: What other cool KETO cauliflower recipes have you tried?
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