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Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby earthmaiden » July 31st, 2019, 10:07 pm

I have just read the latest email from M&S and one of the items in this week's £10 meal deal is cauliflower popcorn.

I have looked online and it is bite sized pieces of cauliflower coated with various spices (from plain spices to cheese and breadcrumbs, depending on the recipe) and baked until crisp.

Has anyone made their own or tried it from M&S or anywhere else? Sounds as though it could be a very nice low calorie snack.
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby smitch » August 1st, 2019, 5:33 am

Yes, I’ve tried the M&S one and liked it. Not sure about calories though as their version is battered. Cauliflower ‘wings’ and similar are really popular on menus at the moment.
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby earthmaiden » August 1st, 2019, 10:34 am

Hmmm, bet the battered ones are nice! I know that cauliflower has been transformed into a lot of 'interesting' things lately. It lends itself well to being shaped and flavoured in inventive ways. I like the low cal snack aspect and might try some of the on line suggestions (the ones without yummy batter and cheese!).
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby StokeySue » August 1st, 2019, 11:30 am

The word popcorn really puts me off - I don’t want anything with the texture of styrofoam or the reek of popping corn

But I like roast cauliflower, which is a good thing because while delicious when fresh and hot it’s also good cold in salad. Tip is to add seasoning only half way through roasting so the spices don’t burn
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby earthmaiden » August 1st, 2019, 12:26 pm

I find it odd that popcorn seems to have become a generic word for many kinds of snack (and popcorn shrimp in the USA). Nevertheless I like the idea of crunchy bites with cauliflower calories. I also like proper popcorn popped at home with a pinch of salt added (if you try to find popping corn in Sainsburys it is with the lentils, not the grains or the branded popcorns!).
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby StokeySue » August 1st, 2019, 5:51 pm

Not sure at what point I went so dramatically off the odour of popcorn, but it happened

Anyway, I just encountered this picture of a cauliflower Wellington, it may well taste nice, but, really!

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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » August 1st, 2019, 7:34 pm

Haha I saw this on Rate my Plate on Facebook . Though I love cauliflower , I think the dishes made with whole cauliflowers just look like far too much and quite boring . I’ve tried the cauliflower popcorn and is very nice . I also like and have made “cauliflower pizza “ before
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby earthmaiden » August 1st, 2019, 9:17 pm

I think the Cauliflower Wellington would be greatly enhanced with a good meat gravy ;) :lol:.

I don't mind cauliflower pizza base or cauli rice.
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby karadekoolaid » August 2nd, 2019, 10:44 am

Popcorn is the food of the devil.
I don´t go to the cinema simply to avoid that ghastly smell. :scared:
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby cyprusmoira » August 2nd, 2019, 12:08 pm

Sorry to upset anyone but that Cauliflower looks like a brain
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby northleedsbhoy » August 3rd, 2019, 4:51 pm

I'm afraid that anything that has the word 'popcorn' is just a fad. I do like popcorn as it was originally intended to be (love Butterkist' but some of the things they try to pass it off now is :sprout: . Just roast them and call it that :cry:

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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby earthmaiden » August 3rd, 2019, 7:16 pm

I experimented with unbattered 'cauliflower bites' tonight. Bite sized pieces of cauli tossed in flavouring (garlic powder, salt, chilli flakes and dried parsley in this case). Takes a very long time to get anywhere near crispy and there is a fine line between crispy and burnt. Not unpleasant though, need to tweak the flavouring. Less fattening than popcorn or crisps!
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby wargarden » August 4th, 2019, 8:36 pm

so two similar things in the shop cauliflower and Brussels sprouts puffs
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Re: Cauliflower Popcorn

Postby earthmaiden » August 4th, 2019, 9:31 pm

That would be an interesting way to serve (small) sprouts actually! I have never seen them served like that.
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