Cauliflower Fritters

cauliflower fritters

I suppose I shouldn’t call these fritters because they’re not fried, but that’s what they look like anyway. The other day I ordered something similar in this bar, they were quite unusual and rather nice although definitely fried. So I decided to make my own version of them but baking them in the oven. I think they turned out rather well, although what makes them special is definitely the sauce that I made to go with them. Don’t be put off by the long cooking time. Most of it they are in the oven so you can do somthing else meanwhile!

Preparation:     10 minutes                                                  Servings: 6 fritters/2 people       Cooking Time: 50 minutes                                                                                                              Total:                  1 hour

Ingredients:

For the fritters;

Half a cauliflower

Half an onion

6 tablespoons wholemeal breadcrumbs

1 tsp turmeric

1tsp garlic powder

1tsp onion powder

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

salt to taste

For the sauce;

1 plain (unsweetened) yoghurt – I used soya yoghurt

Half a clove of garlic crushed

about 1 cm of spring onion chopped fine

Handful of chopped parsley

Salt to taste

First make the sauce. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Put in the fridge so the flavours can develop. Now remove any external leaves from the cauliflower and steam for 20 minutes until soft. I didn’t cut mine into florets, just used half the caulifower. While the cauliflower is cooking, chop the onion and fry in olive oil with the spices. (cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric). Once the onion is transparent, set side. Preheat the oven to 190c. When the cauliflower is cooked put it into a blender and blend until mushy. Now add all the rest of the ingredients. (breadcrumbs, onion cooked with spices and salt) Blend together. Place six dollops of this mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Flatten to make patties and put in the oven for 30 minutes turning once halfway through. Serve warm with the yoghurt sauce.

 

 

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4 Responses to Cauliflower Fritters

  1. Hi Jo,

    This is a brilliant use of cauliflower. I’ll have to try this. I’m sure my kids will eat this without realizing it’s good for them. 🙂

  2. Lovely recipe – will have to try it! Celeste 🙂

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