Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hungry Girl Recipe: Erin-Go-Breakfast Boxty

Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower 4 oz. (about half a medium) baking potato, peeled 2 1/2 cups fat-free liquid egg substitute, divided 1 cup shredded fat-free cheese (pepper jack or cheddar) 1/2 cup plain light soymilk 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer) 1/4 tsp. dried parsley 1/8 tsp. white pepper (or black pepper, if you don't have white) salt, to taste butter-flavored nonstick spray Optional Toppings: salsa, fat-free sour cream, chopped scallions Directions: Remove leaves and the tough end from the cauliflower head, and break cauliflower down into large chunks. Holding a piece of cauliflower by the floret, use the coarse-grating side of a box grater (the side with the largest holes) to carefully grate the stem into shreds over a large bowl, reserving the floret. Repeat with all of the cauliflower chunks, setting the florets aside, until you have grated all the stems. (You should have about 2 cups grated stems.) Next, grate potato into the bowl, and toss to combine the shreds. Spread the potato an d cauliflower-stem shreds out on a layer of paper towels. Cover with another layer of paper towels, and press down firmly to remove all excess moisture. Replace paper towels and repeat until shreds are as dry as possible. Set aside. Chop 2 cups of reserved cauliflower florets, and then place the chopped cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water. (Save remaining cauliflower for another recipe or for snacking.) Cover and microwave for 6 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, drain any excess water. Add 1/2 cup egg substitute and the soymilk to the bowl with the cauliflower florets. Using a potato masher, mash cauliflower florets as well as possible. Add flour, parsley, pepper, and as much salt as you like, and mix thoroughly. Add the potato and cauliflower-stem shreds and stir well. To prepare the "pancakes," follow the next set of directions working in batches, for a total of eight pancakes. Bring a large pan sprayed with butter-flavored nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Spoon batter into the pan to form pancakes about 4 inches in diameter, and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. While still in the pan, top each cake with 2 tbsp. cheese, and then cover the pan with a lid. After a minute or so, once cheese has melted, remove cakes from the pan and set aside. Bring a clean pan sprayed with butter-flavored nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Cook and scramble remaining 2 cups egg substitute until solid bits form. To serve, evenly distribute the scrambled egg substitute and crumbled bacon among the eight cheese-covered pancakes. If you like, top with salsa, sour cream, and/or scallions. PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, 2 loaded "pancakes"): 233 calories, 2.5g fat, 840mg sodium, 20.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 31.5g protein -- POINTS® value 4* Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl

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