These Cauliflower Fritters are an easy and light vegetarian side dish. They taste delicious with some greek yogurt and would be perfect with mixed greens or poached egg.
I love cauliflower. I think it has a very beautiful and light flavour. My favourite way of eating it is just boiled until quite soft and then dipped into plain yogurt. I can eat almost a whole head of cauliflower like this. I also love adding it to soups, such as this Light Vegetable Soup – so healthy and flavourful. But I don’t buy this vegetable too often. For once, A. doesn’t like it much, and also it’s… white… It seems like I should be eating more colourful vegetables, so I tend to get tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and pass this beautiful white humble veg in the produce aisle most of the time. This time, however, it called my name. I wasn’t sure what I’m going to make with it, but I knew that I really wanted to eat it in some way or another.
So, this weekend I opened my fridge and decided that I’m going back to my childhood, to the recipe that I used to love. We called them Cauliflower Pancakes, but I figured that Cauliflower Fritters sound fancier and tastier. They are yummy, healthy and very easy to cook. I’ve been trying to make these for a couple of years now and although all my attempts tasted good, they weren’t like the ones my mom made when I was little. I couldn’t really understand what I was doing wrong until it got to me. I was cooking cauliflower al-dente, whereas my mom cooked it until it was soft. Once I realized that this was the key, these little gems turned out exactly like I remembered.
The flavour of these Cauliflower Fritters is very simple, they just taste of delicious cauliflower and this is how I like them, but I imagine that they’d be great with addition of some cheese and herbs like dill or parsley. They can be made into smaller coin-like rounds and served with smoked salmon or prosciutto. The possibilities are endless, but I like eating them plain with just a dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream.
These Cauliflower Fritters are an easy and light vegetarian side dish. They taste delicious with some greek yogurt and would be perfect with mixed greens or poached egg | Imagelicious
- 1 head cauliflower (about 600g)
- 2 extra-large eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- seasoning to taste
- oil for pan frying
Separate cauliflower into florets and cook in salted water until it's very soft, about 20 min, maybe more depending on your oven and pot you use.
Drain cauliflower and let cool to room temperature.
Dice cauliflower into small pieces. Since it's so soft, it can be done right in a large bowl. Just drag the knife a few times over the florets to dice them.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add flour and mix well.
Brush a large frying pan with oil and heat on medium.
Place large heaping spoonfuls of cauliflower mixture onto the pan and flatten.
Cook on each side about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with sour cream or greek yogurt.