I have said before that fritters and smoothies are the answer to getting my family to eat vegetables that they think are a little bit out there. Unfortunately, cauliflower classifies as one of those ‘out there’ vegetables. I’m not sure why, I really like cauliflower. The taste isn’t too strong, it goes well with broccoli and even better with cheese sauce! But for hubby and Miss 4 it’s ‘out there’.
In my years as a wife and mother, I have become very adept at pleasing everyone. I tend not to put a floret of cauliflower on their plates as it will likely end up in the bin at the end of dinner. So when they ask me what we are having for dinner, I reply with ‘chicken and fritters’.
The response I get is… ‘Yum’
That will be the response you get with your family too!
This recipe is super easy. You can use it as a base for any kind of vege fritters. I have also tried zucchini and broccoli to name a couple. The broccoli ones were very green, so for fans of that colour they will be a hit!
You can also very easily make them gluten free by using almond meal or blitzed up rice crackers instead of the breadcrumbs in this recipe.
Here is what you will need to make them…
½ head of cauliflower (use the whole head if it is a small one)
2x large eggs
½ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup grated cheese
1 tbsp dried parsley
Salt & Pepper to season
Small amount of oil to pan fry in
- Blitz the cauliflower into fine pieces and place into a large bowl
- Beat the two eggs lightly with a fork and then add to the bowl
- Add the breadcrumbs, parsley, grated cheese, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix everything together well
- Heat the oil in a fry pan
- Shape the cauliflower mixture into patties (you can also do little croquettes if you have little fingers eating)
- Pan fry them on a medium heat for a couple of minutes each side or until they are golden brown
- Serve them straight away with your favourite meal!
These don’t really reheat that well, they go pretty soggy. So if you have too much mixture to eat in one meal then cover it and put it back in the fridge overnight to pan fry the next day.
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