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!

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

3
SP
139
Calories
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
Points +: 3
Keywords: Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Meals
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Adapted from Julia’s Healthy Italian