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!
Yield: 8 servings

Cauliflower Fritters

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.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 2fritters, Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 269mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 3