Mar 10, 2014

Cauliflower Fritters




This is a delicious way to prepare cauliflower. It's similar to the taste of a potato pancake and makes a fabulous side dish – your kids will love them!

My Sicilian friend Julia is a wonderful cook. I remember the first meal I ate in her NYC apartment; lamb chops and fried cauliflower which she calls broccoli a pasteta. She joked that day you can fry a sponge and it would taste good – she's probably right. These are a lightened version of her recipe, made with Pecorino Romano, parsley, egg, garlic, white whole wheat flour and just enough oil to saute them in a pan.



Cauliflower Fritters
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Size: 2 fritters • Old Points: 2 • Weight Watcher Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 139 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 7 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 269 mg  • Cholest: 61 mg

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups roughly chopped raw cauliflower (from 2 small heads)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 extra large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Directions:

Steam the cauliflower in 2 1/2 cups water over medium heat until tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and quickly rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking. Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces with a knife once steamed and measure to make 5 cups. Set aside the rest for another use.


In a large bowl, combine the steamed cauliflower, flour, garlic, eggs, grated cheese, parsley, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper. Add water so that batter becomes slightly more dense than pancake batter.

Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, add 1 teaspoon of oil coating bottom of the pan. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to form fritters. You can fit 4 fritters at a time, flattening them slightly with the back of the measuring cup. Cook until golden brown, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining oil and batter 3 more times.


Adapted from Julia's Healthy Italian

328 comments :

  1. I sooo want to try these and I don't need Weight Watchers! They look amazingly delicious! Great photography and and even greater recipe.
    Thank you oh guru of the kitchen.

    Joey D.

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  2. These look GREAT, Gina! I was wondering what do do with the head of cauliflower in my fridge...

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  3. A-MAZING! I love cauliflower (especially with CHEESE!!!!)

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  4. well I need WW and Im gonna try them too! :) THX GINA! U rock girl!

    :)tj

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  5. I'm not a big cauliflower fan but these look delicious. May just have to give them a try.

    By the way, I LOVE your blog. It's a favorite now. :)

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  6. These look great! I recently discovered - and subscribed to - your blog. I love receiveing your ww recipe updates!

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  7. yum, yum, yummy!! That is really good and so healty! This reminds me of the German fried rasped potato pancakes. But this recipe is much more healthier. Thanks for the idea again!

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  8. Cauliflower fritters sound good!

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  9. I am just starting WW and I have some cauliflower in my fridge. I am making these for dinner tonight.

    Grazie e buon appetito,

    Carmela

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  10. These look great. I'm a lifetime WW. I often post WW recipes on my site, but have been afraid to put the points. Have you every gotten "hassled" by WW for doing this?

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  11. Do you have any idea how many calories or in the fritters?

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  12. These were so awesome, I couldn't stop eating them. Far exceeded my allowance, thankfully, I had extra points from my workout. SCRUMDIDLYUMPTIOUS!

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  13. Hi Gina,

    This is the 2nd recipe of yours that I have recently tried and YUMMY!! They are just like potato pancakes only with cauliflower and much healthier. I will definitely make them again and hubby and I loved them. Thanks for sharing your recipes.
    -

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  14. Yes, these are great! Kids and non cauliflower-eaters love them too!!

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  15. I'm on weight watchers and my boyfriend and I both tried these out...GIRL these are off the CHAIN!!! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOVED making and eating these.

    Trying the Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce. YOur website makes it so much easier to enjoy Weight Watchers. The food is delicious.

    Thanks, Sis.

    ~phoenix in Detroit.

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  16. @La Shaun, yes, these are great! Even my husband eats them and he hates cauliflower unless I disguise it! The Chops are great too! Enjoy and thanks for the comment!

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  17. Gina, I love all of your recipes and am waiting for your cookbook some day. The pictures of your food are so beautifully done, but when I print the recipe I don't necessarily need the picture too. It wastes ink when all I really need are the words.

    I do love your website and if you're not famous yet, you should be!

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  18. Dear Gina,
    I just stumbled on your site....OMG!! I'm in heaven! I unfortunately fell off the wagon, I had lost over 25 lbs on counting points with WW and unfortunately gained back 5lbs in the last month, but I'm back and am going to use your recipes in getting back into better shape and hopefully lose the 5 lbs I gained and hopefully lose another 10 lbs or more. Your recipes are amazing, and I mean every single one of them. Easy to follow and the pictures are great! I am now inspired to get back into my bubble. Thanks so much! I am forwarding to all my friends. oh, when I reach my goal, I will write to you again. thank you thank you thank you!

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  19. Hello to every one!!!!!!!!!! I just discovered WW and trying to follow the rules. I loved the recipes and thank you Gina so much!!!!!!!!!! I have a question The 137 cl is for one cauloflower pancake or number of them?

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  20. Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

    The serving size for the fritters are 2 fritters, 137 calories. Good luck with Weight Watchers!

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  21. whoa! My hubby is a retired chef and his comment was "outstanding" to these fritters. I've done WW before and got bored with the grilled chicken breast kind of dinners since I love to cook tasty food (and have a love of cheese, which I couldn't find decent WW receipes for). Your receipes are easy, quick and have the right amount of bite and texture needed to satisfy. Thank you. Ciao bella

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  22. Thanks, what a wonderful compliment from a retired chef!! I am not a fan of grilled chicken. It would bore me to eat that every day as well.

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  23. Your photography is amazing!! I a, new to your blog, but can't wait to try out some of your recipes!!

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  24. Dear Gina,
    We're practically neighbors! I live in Suffolk county. I made these fritters for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them! I'm converting my whole family into veggie eating foodies!! Thank you very much!...How about posting a recipe for cream of onion...I heard someone at my WW meeting talk about it and would love to have you post a "skinny" version of this soup.
    Warm regards, Roxby from LI, NY

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  25. Gina,
    I made these and love love love!!!! I cook for just myself so I saved the batter and stored it in the fridge and had these fritters for dinner the next few nights it took minutes for dinner to be done which is great when you are working 10 hour days! Thanks so much for this recipe!

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  26. What a great idea to make the batter ahead of time!!

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  27. I made these last night and they were awesome! My question is.... I only came out with 9 fritters. Your recipe states that it yields 24, so I'm wondering if I did something wrong. I used the 1/4 measuring cup as suggested.

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  28. @ginadedom - When I made them for the blog post I got 24 fritters. Maybe my cauliflower was larger than yours? I got about 6 cups of batter out of it before I cooked it.

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  29. wondering if you ould freeze these after you make them?

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  30. Lori Doughty1/10/10, 1:40 PM

    I'm new to the site, but not to weight watchers, I've got a folder full of recipes that I choose from each night. I can't wait to add to them with some of your recipes, they look great, and I'm sure I'll be able to fool my kids with them too! Thanks for all of your work

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  31. You're welcome Lori!! Welcome!

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  32. My kids love cauliflower so I made these over the weekend. Super easy to make and they had a smooth/creamy texture with the crispy outside. A big hit with my family and I will make these again. Thanks!

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  33. I made a half recipe of these today, we had them with some lowfat chicken & veg soup for lunch. Really, really tasty, and I'll be making them for the whole family soon. Thanks, and I am enjoying exploring your site.

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  34. Great! Thanks for leaving a comment!!

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  35. Oh my! I am new to your blog and WW. I cannot wait to try these out this weekend! I'm so excited to have found this!

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  36. These are sooooo good. I made them for my (not health conscience) parents...big hit! I used reduced fat cheddar because I didn't have any Romano. Great!

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  37. @KERRY - Cheddar, that's interesting! Glad it turned out good!

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  38. WOW made these last night with the fried chicken recipe..... sooooooo good! Even my hubby liked them and he is not easy to please when it comes to veggies. I have leftovers for lunch and I am so excited! Another wonderful keeper!

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  39. I made these fritters this weekend. They were so delicious I had more than my alloted points. Your website is wonderful. You make healthy eating and cooking fun for me a former non cook.

    Kathy

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  40. Made these tonight. They were SO good! A definite keeper recipe!

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  41. Gina this is my new favorite recipe! Excellent! I must tell you that I used two heads of cauliflower instead of one to get 4 overfull cups. Also used parmesan cheese instead of Romano because that is what I had in the fridge. I cooked them on a non stick griddle with Pam-type spray and my yeild was about 26-28 fritters. I believe cutting out the oil had NO effect on the taste just cut the calories down to one point per fritter. These freeze nicely too. I fooled 1 out of 3 kids when I told them they were "potato pancakes", not bad for my picky crew. Thanks :)

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  42. I must have had a very large one when I posted this!! Glad they worked for you with Pam, for some reason they didn't work too well for me when I tried that. Kids love these!

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  43. The oil is included in the point value for these?

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  44. Day 2 of trying your recipes. I'm making these right now and just tasted the first batch -- AMAZING! I added scallions instead of parsley, which really makes them taste like scallion pancakes. I even added a low-fat ginger dipping sauce. Really super yummy.

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  45. Yes, oil is included in the point value.

    I love the idea of adding scallions!! Great idea!

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  46. Gina, i'm new to weight watchers and love your recipes , so easy to follow your pictures are great and the points makes it a breeze..than you soo much..my husband and i love the cauliflower like this..keep the great recipes coming

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  47. That's great. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  48. can you use bags of frozen cauliflower thawed?

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  49. I've never tried using frozen cauliflower, but I don't see why not. As long as it isn't watery.

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  50. Hey Gina!
    I love ur recipes! i just want to know if i can use a different cheese than Pecorino Romano? If yes, wat would u suggest? Thanx! Carol

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  51. Thanks Carol! You can use a good parmesan cheese instead.

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  52. i made this one last night and it was a hit with me and my husband! your recipes are great (have tried a couple of the soups as well) and i look forward to seeing, and trying, many more! :)

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  53. WOW!!! these are sooo fantastic! I'm a huge fan of potatoe pancakes but these are so much better! Gina, keep up the great work!

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  54. Yes they are!! Glad you all like them, I love them!

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  55. Hi Gina,
    I feel silly for asking this, but when you say 4 cups of cauliflower, are you measuring prior to steaming or after? I forgot to measure before steaming and I only have 2 3/4 cup of steamed/chopped cauliflower---I'm not sure if I should change the measurements of the other ingredients in order to make them properly. Any help you could give me would be great---I am not so great in the kitchen but am getting better!! Thanks!!!

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  56. hmm, I would probably halve the ingredients then... It was before steaming but I don't see it changing too much after.

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  57. Thanks so much, Gina! They were FANTASTIC! Even my 4 year old loved them. Will definitely become a staple in our house!!

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  58. love the site- fix your "print" format- 7 pages for a recipe printout (by default including comments/ ads)= not very earth friendly ...

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  59. I wish I knew how... the way around it is to print page one only when you go to print. Sorry!!

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  60. MUST TRY!!!!
    I "cheated" and added a Tbsp of low fat cheddar cheese on top of each one. Definately making again!
    P.S. GREAT RECIPES GINA!!!!

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  61. These fritters were great! My family used hot sauce for dipping. WOW!!

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  62. Hi Gina,

    I am confused. I made these last night. A friend of mine made them too the same night. Followed your recipe above. We both got 12 fritters and when calculated on spark recipe builder each fritter ( 1 ) is 122 calories and 6.8 grams of fat. For 2 that is 244 calories and almost 14 grams of fat. Mine look the same as the photo above and taste pretty good but I am concerned that the calorie/points is do not match up. I do enjoy your blog ...I do not mean this to be hurtful but thought I should let you know.

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  63. Hi Robyn, question... did the cauliflower come out to 4 cups? I think I need to change the directions to read 4 cups of cauliflower because I may have used a large one making this and not all cauliflowers are the same. If you only got half the fritters I did, it sounds like you didn't. Also, I will go back and check my notes on points and make sure I am not missing something. I do make mistakes sometimes :(

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  64. Hi Gina,

    I hope you didn't take my comments as too harsh. Because I do really like this recipe and plan on trying others. Maybe I put more into the measuring cup ..who knows....again I just wanted to let you know. I know its important to keep track off calories/points.

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  65. Not at all Robyn, I'm glad you mentioned it. :) I want to make sure it wasn't a mistake on my part. I'm changing the directions to read 4 cups of cauliflower, I think this will help a lot of people.

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  66. I made these for the 2nd time last night. They are fantastic, and I usually don't like cooked cauliflower. Thanks for the great recipes!!

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  67. Did you mean make each fritter 4 oz or 2 oz for that pts value?

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  68. 2 fl oz, or 1/2 cup batter for that pt value

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  69. One easy way to solve printing problem. I always place my mouse at the beginning of the recipe and then drag it to the end of the recipe, highlighting the recipe. Then I go to "file" at the top left of screen, click "print," then when your print screen comes up choose "selection" and only the portion you had highlighted will print. At least this works with my HP printer. Could be that other printers would work differently, I suppose.

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  70. These were TASTY! thanks!

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  71. thanks so much for sharing this. is delicious!
    i just used parmesan instead of the Pecorino Romano.
    i translated and put it on my blog (with a link to you). i hope its ok...

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  72. We are making these for the 2nd time now they were so good! We are using pam and cooking them on a griddle... how do you think these will effect the point count? Thanks bunches!

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  73. I believe it is 1.25 point less per serving. I would have to re-figure the points to be sure. I had trouble using Pam, they kept sticking but I see a lot of you had success. The great news is you can eat more for less points!

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  74. It worked well for us but we used an electric griddle. I have to tell you they were good, but since I have had them with the oil I think it was missing a little yumminess. I might use pam and a touch of oil next time and see if that works. Thanks again!!

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  75. Gina - One of my boys has a severe egg allergy. Do you think it would be possible to make with without the eggs? They sound so yummy and I'm always looking for ways to get them to eat more veggies!

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  76. @caryanne - I'm sorry to hear that! I'm not sure how it would work without the egg, give it a try!

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  77. Gina, do you think after these are cooked they could be frozen and still have the same great texture and flavour as fresh?

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  78. I'm not sure if they would freeze well, I haven't tried it and don't want to steer you wrong.

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  79. This is an awesome blog!! I am going to try your cauliflour fritters this weekend.

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  80. Gina, for the cauliflower fritters...........could you use frozen (and thawed cauliflower??)

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  81. I'll be honest, I never use frozen cauliflower. I'm not sure if they will taste as good, but it should still work. Let me know!

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  82. I made this recipe last night with frozen cauliflower, and they were amazing!!! I dipped mine in fat free sour cream. My kids and husband dipped theirs in blue cheese dressing!

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  83. I just found you thru the feathered nest and wow
    what great recipes. This cauliflower one I am going to try tonight! I love cauliflower, but this sounds really good.
    Glad I found you..love WW recipes.

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy

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  84. Thanks Nancy! Not sure what the feathered nest is but glad you found me. You'll love these!!

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  85. Gina, I can't believe I made these last night and the kids love them!!!! I was not sure they would eat them and they did! yeah! Can't wait to make them again!

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  86. I tried these with parmesan cheese and frozen, steamed cauliflower and they were great! thanks for the recipe.

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  87. Made these for the first time tonight. Just found your blog last week and took my weekly menu right from it. They were AWESOME! I put a sauce with them. Light sour cream, milk, parm, chives, pepper and garlic. Your fritters were great and the sauce added a tartness. YUM YUM. I'm a fan.

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  88. @Kim- I never made them with a sauce, sounds delicious!

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  89. Hi Gina, fabulous recipe!! I made these over the weekend and followed your recipe exactly (except I added a little crushed red pepper) I ended up with only 16 fritters (I measured them out with 1/4 cup, not rounded)... that is a lot less so I know that must have changed the points total. Just wondering if you have made them more than once and ended up with substantially less? Either way, I will make the recipe again, will just add a C. or more cauliflower! keep up the yummy work :) -Shaunna

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  90. These were soooooo good! thanks so much for the recipe :) ~Laurie

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  91. My husband & I love these. I made them for the third time last night, this time trying frozen cauliflower instead of fresh. Neither of us could tell a difference in the taste, and it made prep a little bit easier. Thanks again for such a great recipe!

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  92. These are awesome!! I told my husband they are almost too good to be true. You feel like you are being bad, but it's such a healthy side item. Love it!

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  93. I made these last night and my entire family LOVED them! My kids didn't even know they were eating cauliflower. :) Thanks for this. It's a keeper.

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  94. I stumbled upon your blog by pure accident. After looking around a bit, I stumbled upon the cauliflower fritters recipe and as I happened to have cauliflower in the frig, I immediately proceeded to make it for dinner for the family. The fritters are AMAZING. Seriously, we are pretty gourmet in my household and everyone gave this recipe an "excellent" rating. My only complaint is that although these are healthier, I can't eat just one...or two. So, I spent 10 points on fritters last night. Well worth it.

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  95. These look crazy delicious... how do you think they would taste without cheese?

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  96. Shaunna- measure the cauliflower cooked, in small pieces. It would be different uncooked or in large chunks.

    I love cauliflower but my family, not so much but they love it like this. Without the cheese, I haven't tried it, I feel the cheese adds to the flavor. I wouldn't leave it out.

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  97. Thanks so much for this great recipie! Didn't have whole wheat flour so we used all purpose, but it worked just as well. Also, these make great left overs if you pop them in the oven for just a few minutes. They crisp right up!

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  98. hey gina,
    wonderif you can bake these instead of frying them to save on the calories from oil?
    great blog, you are a god send to me! you have turned me onto cooking, and cooking healthy to boot!
    thank you!

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  99. I made these last night. I am learning how to cook (and not mess things up, LOL) & I want to say that although I did not really care for these, because they were just really "different" (But not bad) and I personally won't make it again -- I will say that this recipe was EXTREMELY easy to make, and to cook...I have a hard time knowing when the pan it hot enough, or getting it too hot, etc...and I am sooo proud of myself that I made these JUST LIKE THE PICTURES =) So, I would say that this recipe was great especially for beginners, but the taste of cauliflour was really different to me.

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  100. Not sure how this would worked baked, I think the skillet is best.

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  101. Gina,I've been using your recipes for over a month now and I love them! I tried this cauliflower recipe and it looked like hamburger patties! My husband is a vegetarian and he loved them, so this is his new vegiburger. Thank you for the recipe. I make them up ahead and freeze them, and take them out as I need them

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  102. So happy your vegetarian husband enjoyed them.

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  103. Wow...I just stumbled onto your website...I will be coming back daily! I love that your recipes use REAL food. I am so excited!

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  104. My boyfriend calls cauliflower "Broccoli's boring cousin". I think I will make these tonight and change his mind!

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  105. Let me know what he thinks Crystal

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  106. How do you get these to not stick to the pan? I love making fritters but always want to use the least amount of oil possible. I always use non-stick pans, but end up having to "saute" my fritters!

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  107. If you are using less oil than I have in the recipe, it will probably stick.

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  108. Wow Gina, I just made these and they are fantastic. I am using a non stick pan (from Christmas Tree Shops no less) and don't need as much oil (no sticking) but the oil is helping them brown. These are sooooooo good! And a head of cauliflower is cheap!

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  109. Gina, I LOVE your blog! Your recipes regularly make it to my dinner table. Any thoughts on omitting the cheese? I am not a fan of any kind of cheese.

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  110. Steph, yes the oil helps them brown.

    Lisa, I wouldn't leave it out, but that's just me.

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  111. LOVED these! Thank you for the recipe. We make potato latkes often, but these are my new substitute and much more healthy than potatoes.

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  112. i made these today and they were great! my 2yr daughter even ate them and she hates veggies! i used frozen cauliflower too cuz it was easier and cheaper. i was so amazed how much they really taste like potatoes! thanks for all your great recipes!

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  113. Yum Yum Yum!! I'm so happy I found your site! I added a little grated onion and a dash of nutmeg to these, then served them topped with a little of your leftover Pernil pork, some pickled red onions (my recipe) and aji. Quick, easy and deee-licious!

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  114. I made these today for lunch, I only had 1 small cauliflower so I added some grated zuccini,onions and red bell pepper. They were fantastic. My family loves veggies but I have to add bold flavors I think I'm going to try adding a little bit of curry powder. Thank you so much for the great recipes.

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  115. Been looking for a cauliflower recipe that was worth making. I think this is it! :)

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  116. I made these last night and LOVE them!!!

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  117. Gina, you have me cooking all the time! I just made these and I LOVE LOVE them! Who needs potatoes?

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  118. Hey Gina,
    I LOVE this recipe! And, every other recipe of yours that I have made. One quick question, was I supposed to measure the cauliflower before or after steaming to get the 4 cups? I started w/ 4 cups raw and only ended up with 12, 1/4 cup servings of the fritters. Just curious! Thanks again for all of your hard work!

    Erin Hartman

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  119. Aren't they great! Yes, it should be 4 cups after they are steamed and chopped. That should give you 6 cups of batter.

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  120. Thank you, Gina!

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  121. Hi Gina, Just ate these for dinner with pico de gallo on the side. Yum! Great recipe. Thanks!

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  122. I made these for the first time tonight and loved them. My friend loved them! Though I only got 9 fritters from the batter. Perhaps my head of cauliflower wasn't that big. I'm going to try two heads the next time. You have a great blog and the photographs are so lifelike. Keep up the good work. I'll be trying other recipes you have. Thanks for all your hard work and making it easier for me!

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  123. Made these for dinner tonight as a side dish with your turkey meatloaf! I used two different pans, one with oil and one with cooking spray. For me, they turned out the same! So I ate the ones with spray and my boyfriend ate the ones in oil. I will make these again. I had 4c of cauliflower, but it only made 14 1/4c fritters. So Ill try next time and see if I did something wrong! Oh and for dessert later we will have your strawberry cheesecake that I made this afternoon!! Ill comment on that recipe after I eat it, although I already know it will be awesome! I used to never cook til I started WW recently and found your blog. Ive made so many things on here and they are all great! Thanks!

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  124. Made these tonight. They were great. Next time I'll add some onion too.

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  125. Great recipe Gina!! I am enjoying them as I type.... great potato-y taste to them. Thank you for your recipes!!

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  126. made these today, and thought they were awesome. This is the second recipe I have made and was wonderful. My husband tried it and said mmm, very good, what is in it?? I told him, then they weren't good anymore, as it was cauliflower, he is just like a kid. :)

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  127. I just found your blog and love it! I have always loved cooking and doing Weight Watchers has really forced me to actually measure and write down my recipes! I am going to make this recipe sometime this week, and I only have all-purpose flour on hand. I do a lot of cooking, but not a lot with flour so I was just wondering if the all-purpose could be substituted for the wheat? (although I am sure it will change the points+ value).
    Thanks! - Emily

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  128. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes and hard work. But most especially, califlower! I never would have tried it until I saw your photos. Thanks for this. OH, and a tip for the lady trying to print. Just right click and select the text, when you go to print choose the 'selection' option and hit print. It will only print out the text and not the photo. ;)

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  129. Emily yes you can use all purpose instead anytime!

    Sara, thanks for sharing the tip!!

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  130. Made these last night and am in love with them. They look so fancy! And taste even better. I used frozen cauliflower, just cooked it in my microwave vegetable steamer and chopped it up. They were perfect!

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  131. I made these last night with the Santa Fe Chicken. I was trying to use Cauliflower grated as a sub for rice in the "Cilantro Rice" recipe, so I used part of the cauli head for these fritters. It was all delicious and light! Thanks Again Gina!!!

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  132. You can also bake the fritters, it tastes great.

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  133. I made these in my culinary class for our vegetable buffet everyone loved them...

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  134. Mobecca, never used cauliflower in place of rice!

    Zoe - great!

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  135. It is Good Friday so I made battered haddock and steamed cauliflower, I saw this recipe a few days ago and now having left over steamed cauliflower and batter left I will so try these, Love all Gina's recipes and I am positive this will be another rolling the eyes and num num recipe :-), Happy Easter everyone!!!
    Claudia

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  136. Gina, I am not eating any flour right now- Do you think these would work with no flour or could I sub almond flour/meal for the flour? THanks for all your amazing recipes! I am addicted to your site!

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  137. I don't think it would work without the flour, I haven't tried it with other flours, maybe it would work but not sure.

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  138. Your recipes always turn out great! Thank you for such awesome recipes!!! Keep it up :-)

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  139. This was so yummy, what a great way to enjoy cauliflower!

    On a side note, I pointed out the recipe on the recipe builder and got 2 points per fritter. I got 12 fritters as the recipe calls for. I also used half the oil and the points still came out higher. This is still yummy though, even at 2 points per fritter. Thanks Gina!

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  140. My family absolutely flipped over these! My husband hates cauliflower so I told him they were potato. He loved them and ate the whole batch for a meal! I have made them many times since for guests. I did make the mistake of measuring the cauliflower before it was cooked and after being cooked, it was very little. The second time I cooked 2 heads of cauliflower to make enough cooked. I measure them exactly and can't quite get 24, I got more like 18, but they are SUPER YUMMY!

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  141. That seems to be the issue, it;s been so long since I posted I will buy another head of cauliflower and see what I get! Glad everyone liked them!!

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  142. These were so amazing. My dad loves anything cauliflower and he loves fritters too. So my mom and I made these for him and he absolutely loved them. So great!

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  143. i was wondering. does the calorie count include the oil? it just seems a bit low considering the calorie count in oil?

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  144. Hi: I'm not sure if this was asked already but what would be a good protein to serve with this?
    Gina, your site rocks! I made the pineapple bliss cupcakes and they were absolutely amazing.

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  145. Megan, it should but I need to recalculate, this was done a while back and it's not saved.

    This really goes well with anything from pasta to chicken to fish!

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  146. Dumb question...how do you steam the cauliflower before the rest of the recipe??

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  147. Put the caulifower in a pot and add about 1/2 cup or so of water, cover and steam until soft.

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  148. I made these last night with the chicken piccata! DELICIOUS! My husband posted something on his facebook that he fell in love with me all over again. It was so good! I will definitely be making both again soon.

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  149. Aww, I am actually making some tonight!

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  150. omg just made these! they are AMAZING
    I hate cauliflower! and I think they are so freaking tasty and my mom loves them too!!

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  151. These look so good! And they look much healthier than potato pancakes. I'm making these tonight for sure!

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  152. Oooo, at first when I saw the title I was hesitant....but these look really really good actually. I'm surprised. I hope they taste as good as they look.

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  153. I wonder if it would still taste good if I substituted gluten free flour...I would think it would. I'm gonna go for it.

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  154. I was skeptical about using cauliflower as the main ingredient until I tried cauliflower mashed potatoes recently and now I'm hooked. Can't wait to try these.

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  155. Wow!!! These look fantastic. I have a ton of cauliflower that I need to get out of the fridge and I will probably use this recipe tomorrow! I can't wait. Thanks for the great recipe idea :)

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  156. Gina, what would you think of using thyme instead of parsley in this recipe? No one in the house is a big fan of parsley so i'm looking for a good substitution. Thanks!

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  157. I think that would taste good, or fresh chives would be nice as well.

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  158. Holy Crap! These were absolutely amazing. I LOVE cauliflower, but sometimes, plain old steamed veggies can get a little boring. I was so excited when I saw this recipe. I had planned to make this two weeks ago and for one reason or another, every time I planned to make them, something came up and I wasn't able to. Finally got it together and made them this past weekend. They taste like a combination of fried cauliflower (one of my favorite pizza night apps) and potato pancakes. I think I would eat these every day if I could. Thank you so much for this DELICIOUS recipe!

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  159. I made these, last week, and they were outrageously good!!! So simple, and the measurements/yield was spot on!!! The only thing I did differently was use scallions in place of parsley...only because I had to make them, as soon as I read the recipe, and didn't feel like running to the store, just for parsley. (It annoys me when I read a recipe, and people leave comments about how they "improved" the original) Just like JenniferAnne said, they so reminded me of fried cauliflower...previously, my favorite way to prepare! I will be making these often! Your recipes are wonderful, Gina!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and talent with us!!!

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  160. Jennifer, so happy to hear the measurements/yield was spot on! I made them again and had no idea how people were getting less. I'm happy you enjoyed them!

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  161. Gina - I am wanting to try these for my kids. My two year old is allergic to soy, dairy and corn. Do you think I could substitute the cheese for something???? I have yet to find ANY non soy, dairy or corn cheese out there (even the veggie cheese has soy in it). What do you think I could put in there that will give it taste and let it stick together?

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  162. I think it would work without the cheese, the cheese just gives it lots of flavor so it would need more salt. Maybe separate the batches so that yours has cheese and his doesn't so you can enjoy them the way they are meant to be.

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  163. These little fritters are a THUMBS UP! So delicious and what a great way to use cauliflower, alternatively. So easy and delicious. I recommended this recipe to some co-workers and they are hooked as well. I have also done the same recipe with zucchini, delish :)

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  164. OMG THESE ARE AMAZING!!!
    i had to sub regular flour instead of wheat; and some spices for stuff i didn't have -- but they were so addictive!!!
    i made this with the ground turkey stuffed zucchini and dinner was GREAT!!
    Thank you!!!

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  165. do you think these would work baked? or with broccoli?

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  166. I wouldn't bake them, but broccoli may work.

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  167. I made these tonight and they were even better than I was hoping for! So good! I cooked them on our counter top griddle with just a little bit of cooking spray, no oil, and they turned out great! My Jewish friend told me that with traditional Latkes, they dip them in (fat-free) sour cream and apple sauce. I tried it with these..... YUM!!!!

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  168. My batter looked nothing like your picture, did you mean 4 cups after they're steamed and chopped or 4 cups of cauliflower chopped and raw? I added more water, flour, and wasn't sure how much salt or pepper, they still turned out really good.

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  169. Definitely a replacement for latkes this December. This is an amazing site!

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  170. I made these for dinner tonight.....DIVINE!!!! Thank you!

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  171. These are absolutely fabulous! I made them for dinner tonight and honestly, I think they are better than sweet pancakes! Thanks Gina!

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  172. Made these last night - changed them up a little, though. Added 1/3 c. finely diced vidalia onions, didn't have any parsley on hand so used italian seasoning & some chilli flakes. Turned out delicious. And like latkes, I ate mine with some FF sour cream.

    Lovely recipe Gina, thanks!! Loving your site.

    Devin

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  173. No one here is a big cauliflower fan, but I we love your recipes and decided to try these. They were wonderful! I really felt more like I was eating potatoes than cauliflower. I used a 16oz bag of frozen cauliflower and with the 1/4c water it was the perfect consistency, but I only ended up with 12. Only think I omitted was the parsley. My dh and I used lo cal sour cream and the kids ranch for the dip.

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  174. Thank you for sharing this recipe, the whole family loved it!!! Easy and delicious.

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  175. Does this mean 12 pieces are 108 calories total? Or 1 piece is 108 calories (which is impossible!).

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  176. Great use of cauliflower - LOVE!!!

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  177. I made these and I definitely did not get 24 by using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. I believe I got about 15 and they're quite large. The first night I didn't really like them and was very disappointed because I thought they would be fabulous. However, the leftover ones I really do like! I'm thinking the flavors just blended better after sitting for a while - the first night they tasted too much like flour. Do you think the flour could be reduced? I doubt mixing them up ahead would work very well. I also made them on a non-stick griddle with non-stick spray instead of the oil. Next time I am thinking of adding herbs and maybe zucchini like somone else said - that would be great.

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  178. Just found your site from a WW message board. I am so excited! Everything looks divine. Especially these. Also, I think it's really nice how often you comment back. With as many people as you have checking things out around here, I don't know how you find the time. (Don't feel obligated to comment on this now. I just thought it was cool.) :) Can't wait to try... EVERYTHING!

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  179. My husband and I really enjoyed these so much! I even raved about them on my weight loss blog! We now eat them as hash brown substitutes for breakfast. It's a great way to get extra veggies in the morning.

    I have to agree that I too only got about 15 fritters using the 1/4 cup measure. Great recipe, Gina! Keep them coming :)

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  180. I'm wondering if you could substitute shredded zucchini for the cauliflower? I am craving zucchini fritters and I can't really find a WW friendly one.

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  181. I have them on my site, but I think I called them zucchini pancakes.

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  182. Just made some for lunch! Very yummy and looked just like your picture! Any dipping sauce suggestions??

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  183. I never eat them with dipping sauce, but I love my potato pancakes with apple sauce. Not sure how that would be.

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  184. This is amazing! Can you substitute with broccoli?

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  185. I've never tried with broccoli

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  186. I made this recipe tonight and it is SUPER good!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

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  187. THANKS GINA! I made these last night and they were delicious, one question I did have 4 cups of cauliflower but only got 15 fritters.....loved them, thanks again

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  188. I made these with broccoli and they were delicious! i even got my 2 year old to eat her broccoli by calling them green pancakes. the only problem i had is that i liked them too much so i ate too many!
    love your site!

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  189. I made these tonight with dinner and they went over very well! My husband and 1 1/2 year old couldn't get enough. I dipped mine in ketchup and they reminded me of hash browns :)

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  190. Hi Gina - this recipe sounds awesome! Just out of curiosity - what would you recommend serving these with? I'm thinking these would go nicely with chicken and some kind of sauce to tie everything together. Any suggestions?

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  191. I'm not a big fan of cauliflower but I decided to try this recipe. They were fantastic!

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  192. I never touched cauliflower before I saw this recipe. Then I decided to try it, with a few modifications: I used half the cheese, added leftover quinoa and corn to the batter, and used scallions instead of parsley. Turned out great! The quinoa gave a bit of texture that I love. You're really helping me get my daily servings of veggies! Thanks!

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  193. I made these tonight for my boyfriend, who is worse than a picky 4-year-old when it comes to vegetables. He went back for seconds!! Success! Thanks for an awesome post!

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  194. Hi Gina,

    Just found your website and had recommended to 6 people already. Just made this last night and used frozen cauliflower and added corn, and my husband ate 4. shame on him lol....

    Thank you so much.. can't wait to make the skinny cookies for my children school Halloween party.

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  195. these are addicting!

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  196. Made this last night and used egg whites to reduce the points. Also added dried chili's and served with tzaziki. So yummy!

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  197. i was wondering if you are wheat and gluten free if you can use something else besides the flour?

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