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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!

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.

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!
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Cauliflower Fritters

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139 Cals 7 Protein 14 Carbs 6 Fats
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
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!

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 2fritters, Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 269mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 3
Keywords: Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Meals
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Adapted from Julia’s Healthy Italian

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336 comments

  1. Has anyone tried baking these?

  2. Long time reader, first time commenter! This was awesome and easy!! I used the prepackaged Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower, and boiled it quickly. Halved the rest of the ingredients except eggs. Wow!!

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  4. These are one of my favorite recipes of yours! Do you think I could substitute almond or another low carb flour?

    • I see no reason why you couldn’t substitute the flour. I’m making these tonight. Thanks to these comments, I’m adding a little Vidalia onion, some frying peppers and some shredded cheddar.

  5. My family loves these!

  6. could these be made with coconut or almond flour instead to cut the carbs? I am diabetic and want to be rid of so many carbs. Thanks

  7. Made these last night because I couldn't bear the thought of spending much time over a hot stove in my tiny NYC apt in July. Ended up having company and these were a hit! I added a bit of curry powder and red pepper flakes and glad I did, they would have been a little bland without it. Steamed the cauliflower in the microwave to limit stove use.

  8. Hi,

    I was wondering if you eat these 2 fritters alone, i mean for dinner? Or if you eat this with starch? For a healthy and diet meal what do you recommend? Only these is too little right? Thanks in advance for your answer.

  9. I tried making this recipe on Friday night and I was pretty disappointed by the blandness. Granted, this is a diet recipe, so it is much harder to get full flavor. Next time I'm going to add onions and cheddar.

  10. Aah – this #CauliflowerAddict is HAPPY! 😀 Thank you so much #HUGSSS

  11. These tasted great freshly made but i was bummed when i reheated left overs and they just didn't taste the same. i recommend cooking only what you plan to eat immediately

  12. Any idea if these are good reheated? I have to bring a dish to pass and wasn't sure if I could make these ahead of time and heat them up at my event.

  13. These were awesome. My kids even asked for seconds!!!

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  15. I'd like to make these, but as a single person, I'd have way too many leftovers. Rather than cutting the recipe in half, do you think I could freeze the uncooked fritters and cook them later?

  16. Can I use this for Broccoli instead of cauliflower? Would it still work and taste great?

  17. Amazing recipe, I will make them, they look delicious!

  18. These were good, but needed something. I think a dollop of low far sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped chives or green onion would make them perfect. Thanks for your lovely recipes.

  19. These look so yummy! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  20. Yummy! Gotta make these! Of course, here in The South, we make fritters out of anything!

  21. This is similar to a family recipe of ours. We are a family of New Orleanian Sicilians. Our recipe calls for it to be fried in a pan, and as one giant frying pan size patty. Which is incredibly hard to flip! Good to have a lighter version, thanks!

  22. Do you think you could substitute soy or almond flour for the whole wheat flour for a low carb version?

  23. These sound awesome!! Can't wait to try! I love cauliflower 🙂

    www.appetitesanonymous.com

  24. What a great alternative to potatoes! They would be perfect for any meal. I love how versatile cauliflower is.

  25. I've made many recipes off your site and have loved them. This is my first time leaving a post. I like to read the comments because usually all my questions are already answered. But I do have a question. I see where you say 5 cups of cauliflower after steamed. But then I see in older posts from a few years ago that you state 4 cups. So should I be using 5 cups of steamed or 4 cups. Can't wait to make these!!

  26. This such a great idea, Gina! What a fantastic way to use cauliflower. Your photos are always eye-catching, but that second one is a real beauty.

  27. These look fab!!! Easy to make Gluten free with a premixed Gluten free flour. Gonna make some tonight!! Keep up the great work I love them all!

  28. Will be trying this week but subbing whole whet flour for chickpea flour!

  29. I've become such a fan of cauliflower these days. Fritters sound like another great use of this healthy veggie.

  30. Loved them, saw this yesterday and I made them when I got home. I'm having some left over ones for lunch too!

  31. Oooo i so have to try this!

    ~Sherine
    Confessions Of A City Girl

  32. I saw this recipe on FB, but knew I didn't have cauliflower in the fridge so I substituted broccoli instead. Gina, they were delicious! I look forward to finding Skinnytaste recipes and have never been disappointed. Your dishes are so tasty, different and Weight Watcher friendly. Thank you sooo much!

  33. Hi gina,
    I was wondering what I could substitute the flour for to make it gluten free? I was going to try oat flour but I think it would make them too gummy.. thoughts?

  34. Can you bake these instead? What temp would you use? Thanks

  35. Where can I find Pecorino Romano, I am located in state of WASHINGTON or what can I substitute?

  36. These look so good!! I love the idea of playing off a potato pancake!

  37. They were yummy but I needed to add quite a bit more salt to the batch as I went. If anyone has as tip on how much salt they used please pass on. I had to use parmesan ramano cheese as well but that's salty so I thought it'd be ok.

  38. Fabulous recipe. Have made it several times. I coat with Panko bread crumbs. I make mini fritters for appetizers, sometime topped with pepper jack shreds which melt right away… I usually add random herbs from the garden minced & tossed in the batter & always… Jeff Mauro, Sandwich King's Apricot Mustard Spread for the dip. Thank you, Gina

  39. Does anyone know if you can freeze these?

  40. Can't wait to try these! They remind me of Ina Garten's recipe for zucchini pancakes though hers does not use any cheese and hers calls for baking powder.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/zucchini-pancakes-recipe/index.html

    Also, have you heard of the popular recipe of using cauliflower to make a grain free pizza?

    http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/08/the-astonishing-cauliflower-pizza-crust-you-have-to-taste-it-to-believe-it.html

  41. These were great! They tasted just like potato pancakes. My four-year-old daughter liked them even more than your split pea soup!

  42. I think these are a great idea but they were a little bland as prepared. Next time, I would add some cayenne to the mixture, and then do a light garlic or horseradish aioli to top it off. My husband whipped up a quick light mayo/sour cream/horseradish mixture with a dash of lemon juice, and that added some necessary zing.

  43. I made these on 2 nights ago with salmon and they were soooo good, I haven't been able to stop thinking about them since. So I am making them for dinner again tonight! Thanks for the delicious recipes Gina!

  44. We love cauliflower.
    I was looking for something different.
    These look WONDERFUL!!!!!
    Thanks.

  45. Very nice recipe.
    Joint Replacement India

  46. These are my new favorite everything i use these for pizza open face sandwiches the only thing i play with are the spices.Thanks Gina

  47. Could you make without the cheese? My IBS and cheese just don't get along.

  48. I tried these and they are delicious. I got 14 instead of 12 out of the batch.

  49. These were amazing Gina! I did end up measuring 4 cups chopped before steaming, (just one head) and I believe that I needed to use two heads instead (about 8 cups uncooked) to get 24 fritters. I will measure out 4 cups after steaming for more fritters next time. Thank you so much! My husband loved them.

  50. These were yummy and my 1 year old daughter agreed! My second batch I doubled the garlic, added 1/4 finely chopped onions and block of frozen chopped spinach (squeezed to remove water). I didn't change anything else in the recipe and they are just as yummy. I feel like the possibilities of different veggie combinations is endless!

  51. Yummy! Just made these and my 12 yr. old kept asking for more! My husband turned up his nose when I said they were cauliflower fritters-he ended up eating 6 of themM

  52. Gina, these were amazing! My head of cauliflower did equal 4 cups, but we ended up with 18 fritters, which were fantastic!

  53. your recipes are the best of the best!

  54. Any ideas how to veganise these? I know the cheese is primarily for flavor so I'm ok with cutting that but do you think I could sub flax seed for the egg? They look so good!

  55. Gina
    Do you have anothr recipe to include more veggies like a veggie fritter????? this on was so good I would like to make one with brocolli, cauliflower and maybe zucchini????

  56. I just made these for lunch tomorrow and they are delicious! 🙂 Thanks so much!

    -Blanca

  57. Ok Gina, these are REALLY good but I was sitting here enjoying the fritters and NC BBQ chicken breast, and I thought…..couldn't I make gnocchi with the batter? What do you think? Would it be doable?

  58. I'd like to try these but have just been diagnosed as being allergic to wheat; hence no wheat flour. Any suggestions on what I can substitute? Thanks!

  59. would it work to sub another kind of cheese? shredded parmesan or something else? LOVING your recipes!

  60. The were sooooo good! I added Knorr's Vegetable Mix with the dried veggies — added some color and flavor — I can't say it made it better because I have not made it as stated above — delicious- Definitely will make again — I can see them as a great side dish for Thanksgiving – not as individual fritters but as a casserole type dish — thanks for the recipe!!

  61. Has anyone tried to substitute almond flour for the wheat flour?

  62. Tried these last night. Don't care for romano cheese, so I left it out and just tried putting in lots of seasonings. They were very good and I can't wait to try them again. Next time I will add a little sour cream or yogurt, low fat cheese, and turkey bacon and try for a loaded baked potato flavor. Great way to substitute for potatoes!

  63. I made these last night and they were delicious! My husband couldn't stop eating them! I think I want to try adding a bit of chopped onion next time, but they were still great as they are!

  64. THese are awesome, thank you yet again for an amazing recipe! I used old bay for the garlic and we all went nuts- quasi crab cake like and such a great way to sneak veggies into the kids and me!!!!

  65. Made these last night, it was a total success! Thank you for your recipe!

  66. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Im on the 17 day diet and your cauliflower fritter went great with grilled salmon!

  67. I had a craving for these. I only had the broccoli/cauliflower mix at home so I improvised. Not too bad 🙂

  68. Thanks so much for this! I love your blog… especially since you include all the calories and WW points. That makes it so easy. Thanks again!

  69. My hubby LOVES cauliflower anything. What would you suggest to pair this with for a meal? We're both in a wedding next month and I would love to drop about 10lbs if I'm lucky. 🙂 TIA!

    Denise

  70. I loved the texture, but I found them to be floury. We only ate a few, and I refrigerated the rest. This morning I warmed them in the microwave, and although they were not crispy, they were much tastier. I'll make these again, but add chicken broth instead of water, and let the batter sit for a few hours so the flour absorbs the liquid better.

  71. These were delicious! Not sure there was much of a caloric savings over potato pancakes because of all the flour and cheese, but man were they good. I'm wondering if I could get away with less flour to cut back on the calories. Soooo good, though.

    I used white flour (which is all I had), added dried chives, used parmesan (again, all I had), and used frozen cauliflower. Served with light sour cream. Outstanding!

  72. Confirmed! The kids loved these and are a great substitue for regular potatos when watching carbs! Definitly has a lot of possibilities for alteration or spicing up a bit too depending on what they'll be served with. Great recipe!

  73. ok, so I made these today and here is my outcome:
    I chopped and measured the cauliflower before steaming it. An entire medium sized head gave me about 6 cups chopped (pretty small pieces). After steaming, it gave me about 4 1/2 cups.

    I used a 1/4 cup measure to make the fritters, and I got exactly 20 of them. I don't think there is any way possible that you can get 24 out of this batter unless you increase the ingredients, or make them smaller than 1/4 cup. I'm wondering if maybe you miscounted when you originally made them? Or didn't use a full 1/4 cup (I leveled it off each time, it was never a mounded 1/4 cup).

    I was also able to reduce the oil used to just 2 tablespoons, so that keeps the points the same! If you only get 20 fritters, but reduce the oil, then 2 fritters are 105 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 fiber and 5 protein!

    Oh and by the way, they are delicious!

  74. I just tried to post a comment but it didn't go through. Just wanted to say that I put this recipe into the recipe builder that I use, and it came out exactly as you have written. I haven't made them yet, so hopefully I get the full 24 fritters, but even if I only get 18, that only increases the points by 1, so not bad!

  75. Hi Gina, I'm thinking of making these, so I was looking through all of the old comments and saw there were questions about the calories in these. Just an FYI, I put the recipe into the recipe builder I use, and it came out exactly as you have listed, based on 12 servings (2 fritters each). Hopefully, I will get the full 24 fritters out of the recipe, but it looks like even if I only get 18 fritters out of it, that only increases the points by 1, so still not bad.

  76. Gina,
    Great recipe, I made these tonight. My daughter, who is 9 years old, loved making them with me. My 10 and 4 year old boys ate them up. This was family hit for sure. I think next time I will add a bit more salt. I thought I added enough, but in hind sight, they could have used a pinch more. But that was totally my fault and your recipes. I learning to use more salt for flavor, but not to make it a salt lick;) It can be a hard balance:D

  77. These were delicious, thank you!! I ate them with applesauce and I'm hoping to tweak this to make some healthy latkes for Hanukkah this year.

  78. These were SO GOOD!!!!! I vowed to only eat 1 (we had them with the Cheesy Jalepeno Popper Stuffed Chicken so I was trying to be good), but I had to have another half. I added some chopped scallion (since I had it for the chicken) and used garlic powder instead of whole garlic (because I quartered this recipe). As usual, I cut the recipe down and it came out great!

    My husband LOVED them. He had 2.5. He scarfed down the whole dinner.

  79. This looks delicious! I was wondering how to prepare the cauliflower sitting in my refrigerator. Can I use parmasan cheese instead? Will it change the points?

  80. Holy cow, these are ridiculously delicious!

  81. These are amazing!

  82. These are amazing! My boyfriend and I absolutely love them, and I HATE cauliflower!

  83. I tried these the other night and omitted the oil to fry them up. They were still super tasty and it decreased the points too!

  84. Do you think using all purpose Gluten Free flour would change the points value by much?

  85. I just do it for lunch, its great with chicken and don´t miss carbohydrate at all thanks

  86. Holy mackerel, I made these last night, and they were AMAZING!!! I made your Zesty Avocado Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing and served that with the fritters… zomg SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOD. You freaking rock.

  87. Hello Gina! Any ideas as to what to serve with these? I plan to make these for dinner on Thursday night and didn't know what these pair well with…?? Any suggestitions?

  88. I made these last night but they turned out awful – I followed the recipe to the "t" but it came out gummy. I love cauliflower too!

  89. If I were to use regular flour instead of wheat, what would the calorie difference be?

  90. I HIGHLY suggest adding Old Bay Seasoning to them (in the batter or sprinkled on top). They're good without it, but they are addictive and amazing with the OBS!

    I think the oil for frying should be noted as such in the ingredients; I accidentally added it to the mix! Clearly, it was user error, but kitchens can be hectic. It wasn't a big deal; it just made them a little looser than I think they should have been (and much more caloric). Also, "medium low" did not cook them hardly at all. I went to medium-high and that did the job.

    Thanks for the recipe! This is a new staple at my house!

  91. This was so yummy AND easy to make. Only problem I had was that I made too little!!

  92. I just made these and they are absolutely delicious!!!

  93. I just made these, accidentally put the oil in the batter so they are more high calorie than I meant to make them…but….AWESOME. Thanks Gina! We are pairing them with clam chowder (NOT low calorie) and they are a perfect combo.

  94. I just had to add another raving review of these delicious fritters! We had these along with some grilled flank steak and my husband couldn't get enough. I used a 2 Tbsp size cookie scoop to portion mine into the pan. I sprinkled a tiny bit of salt over each one as I removed them from the pan. Really really good!

  95. Just made these to take to a Passover seder tonight. They are divine! I am going to reheat them, cut them in half and put a piece of smoked salmon and touch of sour cream on each for an appetizer. Great recipe. Will definitely make again.

  96. Just made these for my son's told them it was potato and both loved them.. they both refuse to eat cauliflower.. Delicious!!!

  97. I cannot wait to get out of class today and make this for lunch! so excited to try this and all of your other fantastic recipes 🙂

  98. Count me as another person who ended up with 12-14 fritters! I used a 160z bag of frozen cauliflower, which is exactly 4 cups. This was still delicious, and I dont feel bad about eating a couple more because this replaces my carb with my meals because I dont even miss it!

  99. Do you think that you could make these with almond flour instead of whole wheat flour? I don't eat a lot of wheat or grain products, but these look DELICIOUS. And something my husband might even try!!! Thanks for any tips.

  100. Gina,

    I just tried these with your skillet flounder and tomato's, they went wonderful together!!! I have tried several of your recipes! I am going to try to freeze them (the batter). I will let you know how it works out! I just love everything I have tried on your site so far!!! Thanks so much!!!

  101. I know I'm late to the party, but I made these last week and did bake them. I preheated the oven to 400 and let them go about 8 minutes per side. They weren't as crispy as they'd get in a pan, but I am horrible at pan frying/sauteeing and didn't feel like giving them too much attention. They turned out great!

  102. Would these still be good if I don't have any parsley? Thanks, Gina!!

  103. Wow!!!! These are amazing!! From one Long Islander to another…You are my new best friend!!!
    I've recently lost 40 lbs on WW and I was getting bored until I came across your recipes. Looking forward to trying them all :))
    The changes that I made… not many but just individual preferences.. added a little chopped red pepper, a little chopped onion and tried one batch in olive oil and the other batch in coconut oil. Either way…. they rock and so do you!! Thank you Gina!!

  104. I was looking for an answer to the same question as Anon on Nov 21 – my kids need gluten and wheat free recipes, and I want to try this one. I wonder what else I can use in place of the wheat flour. I am going to see what I can find at my grocer today and give it a whirl. I will let you know how it turns out.

  105. This a great idea.

  106. WOW! These were soooo good! I almost couldn't stop eating them! I replaced the parsley with green onion and used Parmesan cheese. I also used very little oil in my pan as I have great non stick cookware.

  107. so good!

  108. Made them last night and loved them. I'm not WW and I love your website. Trying to decide what to make next.

  109. Tried these tonight and they are fabulous. I was never a big cauliflower fan until I decided to steam a bunch one night. I don't even feel like I am eating veggies. Genius.

  110. Made these tonight! Substituted the flour with soy & almond flour to make it lower in carbs… They were a HIT!

  111. I made these tonight! I didn't measure my cauliflower, just used the head I had. I needed to add double the water for it to look right to me. These were DELISH! My DH commented they were the best potato pancakes he's ever eaten. Ssssshhhh! My little secret! ~ Mandi

  112. These are Awesome! Even my 10 yo who doesn't like cauliflower at all, and is NOT fooled when I try to sneak it into mashed potatoes, Even HE liked them. WINNER!!!

  113. Hi there, I just made my batter and it doesn't look as creamy as yours, perhaps I used too much cauliflower? I ended up using 2 medium heads…should I add more flour and water? Man, this sucks I was really looking forward to it turning out perfect. 🙁

  114. these look yummy…….glad to see the egg whites only can be used……….im gonna spice mine up with some onion and hot peppers

  115. I just made these and they are really good! I added creamy ranch and a little bit of milk to it so of course that made my points go up. Thanks, very yummy!

  116. These were amazing. I was a little skeptical, but so glad I tried them!

  117. I made these w/o the oil and baked them in the oven instead of frying. They were delicious.

    Going to try with brocolli next

  118. Gina,
    These were a big bust for me:( Was it the rice flour I used instead of wheat that made it so dry?

  119. Great site…I just made these fritters! I haven't tried them yet, I can't wait. The problem I had with them is I only was able to make 17 fritters not 24. I followed the recipe to a T and I also used a 14/ cup to measure each fritter exact. My question to Gina is, do I need to ad more points to these fritters? I'm back on the WW program and I don't want to go over my daily points. Thanks so much!

  120. I made these last night & they were fabulous! I used 2-16oz bags of frozen cauliflower & shredded parmesan because its what I had on hand. My husband, 10 & 12 yr old sons loved them. I'm having leftovers for breakfast. LOL I adore your blog, Gina and have tried many of your recipes and have loved them all. You are a staple in my kitchen now! Thank you so much!

  121. I eat them plain as a side dish but you could Serve it with apple sauce or sour cream on the side!

  122. Yankee Alert!!!!

    These seem to be a sure fire hit, but we don't usually eat fritters in our house. What do you pair with them? Do you eat them with applesauce or sour cream like you would potato pancakes?

    Pardon my ignorance….

    ETA: LOVE THIS BLOG! Every meal this week is from your site and it syncs well with my Zip LIst

  123. Gina,Again this is another italian recipe that was passed down from my great grandmother to my grandmother now to me not the (skinny) version though! I am going to make these ones hope they like them!!

  124. I made these but tweaked them just a bit. I cut the flower to 3/4 C., substituted 2 eggs for 4 egg whites, and did 1/2 broccoli 1/2 cauliflower. also I nixed the oil and used pam. Put them at about 40 calories a cake and super delicious!

  125. Yum, yum, yum!!!!!!!

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

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

  128. these are addicting!

  129. 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.

  130. 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!

  131. 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!

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

  133. 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?

  134. 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 🙂

  135. 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!

  136. 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

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

  138. I've never tried with broccoli

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

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

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

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

  143. 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.

  144. 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 🙂

  145. 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!

  146. 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.

  147. Great use of cauliflower – LOVE!!!

  148. 2 fritters are 108 calories.

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

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

  151. 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.

  152. 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

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

  154. I made these for dinner tonight…..DIVINE!!!! Thank you!

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

  156. 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.

  157. 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!!!!

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

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

  160. 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!!!

  161. 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 🙂

  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.

  163. 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?

  164. 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!

  165. 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!!!

  166. 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!

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

  168. 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!

  169. 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 🙂

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

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

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

  175. Aww, I am actually making some tonight!

  176. 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.

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

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

  179. 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!

  180. 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.

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

  182. 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!

  183. 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!!

  184. 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!

  185. 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!

  186. Your recipes always turn out great! Thank you for such awesome recipes!!! Keep it up 🙂

  187. 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.

  188. 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!

  189. 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

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

    Zoe – great!

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

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

  193. 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!!!

  194. 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!

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

    Sara, thanks for sharing the tip!!

  196. 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. 😉

  197. 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

  198. 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. 🙂

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

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

  201. 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!

    • I only got 14 fritters from my mixture, next time i will try a smaller cup to measure with to see if that works…yummy tasting though 🙂

  202. 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!

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

  204. Thank you, Gina!

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

  206. 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

  207. These really are heavenly!!

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

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

  210. Been looking for a cauliflower recipe that was worth making. I think this is it! 🙂

  211. 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.

  212. 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!

  213. 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!

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

  215. Steph, yes the oil helps them brown.

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

  216. 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.

  217. 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!

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

  219. 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!

  220. Let me know what he thinks Crystal

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

  222. 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!

  223. So happy your vegetarian husband enjoyed them.

  224. 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

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

  226. 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.

  227. 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!

  228. 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!

  229. 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.

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

  231. 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.

  232. 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.

  233. 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!

  234. 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!

  235. These were soooooo good! thanks so much for the recipe 🙂 ~Laurie

  236. 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

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

  238. 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.

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

  240. 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!

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

  242. 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

  243. 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!

  244. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  250. 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!

  251. 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!!

  252. 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!

  253. 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!

  254. 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…

  255. These were TASTY! thanks!

  256. 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.

  257. 2 fl oz, or 1/2 cup batter for that pt value

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

  259. 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!!

  260. 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.

  261. 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.

  262. 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 🙁

  263. 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.

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

  265. 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!!!!

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

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

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

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

  270. 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!!!

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

  272. 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!

  273. 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! 🙂

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

  275. 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

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

  277. can you use bags of frozen cauliflower thawed?

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

  279. 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

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

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

  281. 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.

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

  283. 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!

  284. 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 🙂

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

  286. 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

  287. 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!

  288. @KERRY – Cheddar, that's interesting! Glad it turned out good!

  289. 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!

  290. 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!

  291. Great! Thanks for leaving a comment!!

  292. 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.

  293. 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!

  294. You're welcome Lori!! Welcome!

  295. 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

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

  297. @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.

  298. 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.

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

  300. 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!

  301. 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

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

  303. 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.

  304. 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

  305. Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

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

  306. 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?

  307. 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!

  308. 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!

  309. @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!

  310. 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.

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

  312. 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.

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

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

    • 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

  315. 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?

  316. 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

  317. Cauliflower fritters sound good!

  318. 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!

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

  320. 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. 🙂

  321. Those look yummy!!!

  322. well I need WW and Im gonna try them too! 🙂 THX GINA! U rock girl!

    :)tj

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

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

  325. 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.