Airfryer Cauli-Tots

November 4, 2016

This Airfryer Cauli-Tots recipe and post is sponsored by Philips Airfryer.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible.

For some quite time now, we’ve been really limiting deep frying our food.  Although the outcome is delicious, we’ve become more conscious of our calorie and fat intake in our homemade meals.  We’ve also been paying close attention to our family’s health history and have realized that we can avoid various red flags if we are proactive in our eating habits and lifestyle.cauliflower-3

A few years ago, my family and I visited a restaurant in Hollywood that served air fried french fries.  They were amazing and so much better than the deep fried version.  They were very crispy.  Not soggy at all. At that time, only restaurants had access to air fryers.   I never imagined that this type of cooking technology would make it into my kitchen in such a short period of time.

When I finally got my hands on the Philips Airfryer, my mind was blown with what this little wonder can do.  Yes, it makes crispy french fries, as crispy and delicious as the first time I tried air fried fries in Hollywood.  But it also creates full meals everyone can enjoy.  From protein entrees, to kid friendly bites to comfort desserts.  All in half the time, effort and calories.

The first recipe I made with the Philips Airfryer that I am sharing with you just had to be kid friendly made with better-for-you ingredients: Airfryer cauli-tots!  Perfectly sized for the lunch box, these cauli-tots are made with oats in the breading and minimal salt.  They also make great vegetarian appetizers.

AirFryer Cauliflower Tater Tots
Philips Airfryer revolutionizes at-home cooking. You can fry, grill, bake or roast using a one to two tablespoons of oil, resulting in great tasting meals with up to 75% less fat.

How does it work? Its unique starfish design.  Hot air circulates 360 degrees around the food, delivering perfect, evenly cooked food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

You can indulge in your favorite not-so-healthy foods without compromising in taste. I learned that French fries made in the Philips Airfryer contain 60% less fat than fast food fries and come out crispy with a tender inside.

Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay has teamed up with Philips Airfryer to show how making healthy meals can be both fast and delicious. Gordon loves the versatility the Philips Airfryer offers while delivering dishes with great test and texture, in a short amount of time. Here are some of his recipes:

Tiger Shrimp & Glass Noodle Salad with Soy Ginger Vinaigrette
BBQ Glazed Bacon, Sunny Side-Up Eggs, Toasted Croissant
Coffee & Chili-Rubbed Ribeye Steak
Kale & Chicken Salad
Turkey sliders

Want your very own Philips Airfryer? I’m giving one away!  Enter below for the opportunity to be entered to win the following package:

  • Philips Airfryer
  • Williams-Sonoma Airfryer Cookbook
  • $100 AmEx gift card
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking cookbook

Good luck and happy cooking!


Airfryer Cauli-Tots

Yield: Makes 12 2-inch tater tot patties


  • 1 large cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Place cauliflower florets in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover over medium heat. Cook for approximately 5-7 minutes or until cauliflower is al dente; drain. Place cooked florets in a food processor until it resembles pieces of broken rice. Transfer cauliflower “rice” to paper towels and squeeze out any excess liquid. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Preheat AirFryer to 390° F.
  3. Combine cauliflower “rice”, onion, garlic, cheese, egg yolk and pepper. Toss with fork to mix well.
  4. Combine oats, bread crumbs and olive oil in a separate medium bowl. Toss with a fork to mix well. Mixture should resemble wet sand.
  5. Place 2 tablespoons of cauliflower mixture in the palm of your hand. Shape into a patty, brush with beaten egg on both sides and cover with breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Place patties, 4 at a time in AirFryer basket. Set timer for 6 minutes and bake patties. Flip patties and set timer for 6 minutes again and bake until golden brown.
  7. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.

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This Airfryer Cauli-Tots recipe and post is sponsored by Philips Airfryer.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible.

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