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Cauliflower “Fritters”

Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower Fritters

I’ve come to the conclusion that cauliflower, in regards to paleo, is probably one of the most versatile ingredients. You can use them for pizza, desserts, side dishes, you can roast them, mash them, fry them, puree them, rice them. You can really do anything, as long as you are willing to experiment.

Every year, for the jewish holidays, we always have potato latkes. I love them because they’re perfect in every way. Soft, crunchy, salty, full of fat. I mean, what’s not to love if you are begging for a heart attack?

So this recipe was my attempt to create a latke or fritter (whichever term you prefer), using cauliflower and I have to say, these came out IN-SANE! The simplicity of the recipe and the taste that comes out is mind blowing! Definitely a fun and quick side dish that I think everyone in your family would absolutely love.

Ingredients:
1 cup riced cauliflower (rice it and then measure)
1 egg, whisked
1/2 shallot minced or 1 tbsp minced onion
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp almond flour/meal + 1 tsp coconut flour
2.5 tbsp olive or coconut oil to cook in (I used olive)

Directions:
1. In a food processor, rice a bunch of cauliflower until you get one cup worth. Any extras can be cooked in a pan like rice or eaten raw and stored in the refrigerator.
2. In a bowl, combine everything except for the oil. Batter shouldn’t be overly thick but should be able to stay together so that when put in a hot pan, it doesn’t flatten out into a thin patty.
3. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Drop a tablespoon of batter in pan. Be careful of getting sprayed with hot oil. You should be able to put about 7 fritters in the pan. Once you put them all in, lower the heat to medium. Wait about a minute and then flip over. Some may fall apart, but they still taste good regardless.
4. When both sides are golden brown, they are done. Place them each on a paper towel to let the oil drip out and serve.

Servings: Makes 8 Fritters.

I like to eat these as a side dish or even as a snack. I would try adding some sauce on top of it. Maybe a red curry sauce or pesto. Spice it up! This is a great recipe to experiement with.

Feel free to add any recommendations or personal recipes in the comments! I would love to hear new ways to make these even more delicious than they already are.

Bon Appetit!!

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This entry was posted on July 31, 2013 by in Side Dishes, Vegetarian.
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