These cheese-y baked cauliflower fries are fairly time consuming to make but, served with a spicy ketchup dip, they'd make a great party snack.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 55 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
5 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut cauliflower into medium-sized florets and process in batches in a food processor. For each batch, pulse until pieces break down and continue processing until texture resembles rice grains. Transfer to a large pot. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until mixture is wet and soft, about 30 minutes. Reduce heat if it begins to brown. Remove from heat and allow cauliflower to cool.

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  • Transfer cauliflower in batches to a clean cotton towel. Bring up sides, twist towel, and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. For this recipe, you should have about 3 1/2 cups cooked, squeezed-dry cauliflower.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large rectangular baking dish with parchment paper, allowing ends to extend up over the sides for easy lifting. Lightly brush parchment with olive oil.

  • Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add crushed garlic, oregano, pepper, and cayenne pepper; whisk together. Transfer cauliflower to mixing bowl. Add shredded Cheddar cheese and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Mix thoroughly. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Tamp down and smooth out evenly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until deeply golden brown, about 1 hour. Allow to cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, 3 or 4 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat; lightly oil the mat.

  • Lift cauliflower out of pan. Slice in half lengthwise; slice each half crosswise into thin "fries," about 1 inch wide. Arrange fries on the mat so they do not touch; brush lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with a dusting of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until deeply browned, about 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 32.2g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 129mg; sodium 1930.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
Didn’t make, but 5 stars for the honest video! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2018
I didn't make this but had to give it a star just to send in this review! Listening to the "how-to" video was worth the time! Thanks for making me laugh and for the honest review. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
Didn’t make, but 5 stars for the honest video! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2018
I didn't make this but had to give it a star just to send in this review! Listening to the "how-to" video was worth the time! Thanks for making me laugh and for the honest review. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2018
Watch Chef John's video his running commentary is pretty darn funny! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2018
This rating is for the video not the fries. One of my favorite Chef John videos. The man is human. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
Chef John.... you made me LOL!! Several. Times. Thanks for saving me a lot of time and effort.! Read More
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