Appetizer · Side Dish

Popcorn Cauliflower

Paleo Popcorn Cauliflower

This popcorn cauliflower recipe will change the way you see cauliflower. It is simple, fast, and basic and it only calls for four ingredients, yet it is incredibly flavorful. This one will surprise you for sure!

I discovered this dish by accident in one of our almost routinely family weekend late lunches, it was supposed to be just a baked cauliflower side dish, but I got distracted with other dishes and I forgot about all about it. One hour later I opened my oven with disappointment, they looked shrunken, wrinkled and charred, but since it was a just an informal family lunch and I can never throw food away, I served them any way.

Only about half of my relatives got to try them, because they vanished in seconds. Since then, per my cousins request this dish is served at almost all of my family gatherings, I have to make more and more every time, and what started as a one head of cauliflower mishap is now a five cauliflower “event”.

Tips: I usually let the cauliflower charr a bit more than the cauliflower pictured, the cauliflower does shrink a lot so I recommend you to start with a double batch of this.

For other cauliflower recipe ideas try my cauliflower pizza, no-potato salad, or Thai fried “rice”.

Ingredients:

1 Cauliflower head
2-3 tbsp of paleo-approved cooking oil (high smoke point). I’ve used melted coconut oil, tallow and lard
Salt to taste

Preparation:

 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the cauliflower head into small florets, about 1”x 1”.
  • Place cauliflower in a large bowl and coat all sides of the florets the florets with the oil.
  • Sprinkle some salt over and combine.
  • Arrange cauliflower on a single layer over a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about an hour or until all sides are well brown, turning at least once half way through it.
  • Serve and watch them disappear
Popcorn Cauliflower

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Paleo
Author: Edible Harmony
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 1-4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cauliflower head
  • 2-3 tbsp of paleo-approved cooking oil (high smoke point). I’ve used melted coconut oil, tallow and lard
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the cauliflower head into small florets, about 1”x 1”.
  3. Place cauliflower in a large bowl and coat all sides of the florets the florets with the oil.
  4. Sprinkle some salt over and combine.
  5. Arrange cauliflower on a single layer over a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour or until all sides are well brown, turning at least once half way through it.
  7. Serve and watch them disappear.

 

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