Low Carb Cajun Cauliflower Mini Dogs-
These Low Carb Cajun Cauliflower Mini Dogs are a wonderful, primal, kid-friendly, game-day snack.
Low Carb Cajun Cauliflower Mini Dogs are a wonderful, primal, low carb kid-friendly, game-day snack, lunch, or appetizer.
The kids loved them and they are not very spicy, just subtle Cajun spices. You could definitely kick up the spices or tone them down, all depending on your spicy meter.
I dipped mine in red pepper sauce and some in mustard.
The hubby just dipped it in a tiny bit of mustard. My picky child ate them without any sauce. I used Cajun sausages in mine and apple chicken sausages in his and my husbands (they are not spicy).
My daughter and son-in-law put jalapenos and hot sauce on theirs. So these can be modified to suit your taste.
They definitely tasted like Cajun corn dogs even though no corn is involved. If you're low carbing, these are a great game-day snack.
Make these and a pot of low carb chili and you have a healthy meal that tastes like a cheat food After making the dough, flatten a spoonful on a parchment-covered, baking sheet.
Place mini sausages on the dough, and cover with a spoonful of dough. Then mold with hands and fingers around the sausage.
Smooth edges with the back of a spoon. Bake at 400 F for 23 minutes, or until tops are lightly browning. Remove from oven, cool and serve with favorite sauce for dipping.
RECIPE AND DIRECTIONS BELOW:
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Low Carb Cajun Cauliflower Mini Dogs
- 12 mini sausages I used Cajun spiced ones, but you could use plain or other kinds (make sure they are gluten free, nitrate free and low carbs, 2 carbs or less per serving), Like Applegate Farms Brand.
- 1 cup cauliflower riced or ground in food processor.
- ¼ cup coconut flour where to buy coconut flour
- 2 lg eggs beaten.
- ¼ cup grated cheese of choice (I used cheddar) * Optional, can omit for dairy free.
- 1 ½ tablespoon butter melted or coconut oil, melted.
- ½ teaspoon baking soda + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed in a separate pinch bowl . will be very fizzy
- 1 tablespoon red pepper sauce I used Frank’s Red pepper Sauce (you can use more or less red pepper sauce depending on your spicy meter, one tbsp. made a mild to medium spice level.) * optional.
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard powder.
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika.
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt.
- ⅛ teaspoon chili powder.
- 1 teaspoon to 2 minced jalapeños or mild chilies *optional only for spicy lovers.
- Dipping Options:
- Organic mustard (check ingredients for gluten) * optional.
- Favorite hot sauce I used Frank’s Red Pepper Sauce (make sure gluten free and low carb).
- Preheat oven to 400 F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil a baking sheet.
- Put cauliflower florets into the food processor and process until rice texture forms, or can rice or grate it.
- In large mixing bowl combine: cauliflower rice, coconut flour, eggs, optional cheese, butter or coconut oil, melted, red pepper sauce, ground mustard, paprika, sea salt, chili powder, optional minced jalapenos or chilies, and baking soda-vinegar mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Place a small spoonful of cauliflower batter on the baking sheet, then smash flat with spoon. Repeat 12 times* as shown in photo above. Could skip this part for a faster prep, but there will be a small open spot at bottom of dog. I did a few each way and it worked out great.
- Take mini sausages and press one dog into each battered section on the baking sheet *as shown in photo above.*
- Place another spoonful of batter on top of each dog. Use fingers and hands to squish batter around and cover sausages,* as shown in photo above.*
- Then I used the back of spoon to smooth a little, but they don’t have to be pretty. Once sausages are covered and shaped, they can go into the preheated oven.
- Bake for 23 minutes, or until top are somewhat firm, and browning.
- Remove, cool, and serve with favorite dipping sauce, mustard, or hot sauce.
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Nutrition Facts: Yield: Serving size: 2 mini dogs Calories: 137 Fat: 7.5 g Carbohydrates: 4 g / Net Carbs: 1.7 g Sugar: 0.6g Fiber: 2.3 g Protein: 8 g
Tried these out with grated cheese and fresh jalapeños in the cauliflower mix. Very good!
Angeline, Thank you for trying the recipe and sharing you're jalapeño version with us. I love spicy, so that sounds yummy!
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These look wonderful. I am wondering though, if I can make this into a cassarole instead of tiny individual things...I'm lazy.
Annie, I have not tried that, but I think it would work. Sort of like the cornbread with sausages in it. Great idea, I love anything that lets me be more lazy, lol.
Have you ever tried freezing these to eat later? I'm wondering how well they might come out if I made up a big batch, froze them, and then pulled them out for an easy kid lunch. . .
Hi Rebecca, I have not tried freezing them yet. But I would think that it would freeze and reheat well. Let me know if you try it.
Hi Stacey; I'm curious - did you experiment with freezing these? I'd love to know how they turned out!
Kristie, I have not tried freezing them yet, but I've stored therm in the fridge and reheated them.
Soooo.... do you think these would work deep fried? (Please, don't judge me.) 😉
Hi D, I am certainly not the "judge", lol. I think you would need to prebake them a little before deep frying, as the dough is kinda of wet until baked. But, I think if you baked them until somewhat firm, then fried them, that would be amazing. I might have to borrow a fryer and try it.
Recipe looks fabulous! I really miss corn dogs. Is the cauliflower fresh before you rice it ? Or is it the frozen kind and if so is it frozen, thawed, or cooked at all first Before it's added to the recipe?
I usually don't buy fresh but I always have frozen in the freezer and wonder if I could use that.
Crystal, it is raw or fresh and not cooked before adding to the recipe. You could grate or rice it frozen, then let it thaw and use it in the recipe. Or thaw a little then grate or rice, them let defrost. Might have to pat it dry with paper towels a bit, as it tends to be more wet after defrosting.
Not something I would normally make. We enjoyed them. I can see making it again someday. Thank you.
JE, thank you for trying the recipe, and the positive feedback. Really glad you enjoyed them.
They look yummy! Can I use almond flour instead of the coconut flour?
Wilna, yes you can use almond flour just use at least 3 times as much as the amount of coconut flour.
I am so excited to make these! I bought Lil' Smokies as my sausages 🙂
Thank you for being excited! Can't go wrong with Lil Smokies.
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I LOVED pigs in a blanket soooo much when I was younger. I am thrilled to see this healthier rendition!
GiGi, I loved them too. Thank you for commenting.