Cauliflower Fritters

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Cauliflower Fritters

To my family’s dismay, I like to experiment with making healthy Hanukkah recipes. Not that they should complain – I still faithfully make jelly donuts and potato latkes every year, but in between oily bites of carby foods, I like to make healthier fare. Cauliflower fritters fried in olive oil are a great way to celebrate the “miracle of the oil” without gaining five pounds by the end of the week.

Cauliflower Fritters
 
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Recipe type: Sides
Yield: 12 fritters
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium head cauliflower (1½ lb.)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Remove the cauliflower’s outer leaves, cut into florets or chunks and place in a colander. Rinse, then place in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 10 minutes, until tender. Pour into the colander to get rid of any excess water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using a fork, whisk together the eggs, garlic, flour, Parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the cooked cauliflower to your food processor’s bowl. Process to mash. Add the parsley and process to incorporate. Add the egg mixture and process to combine.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Drop the cauliflower mixture into the skillet, cooking four patties at a time, using a ¼ cup measuring cup (or an ice cream scoop) to form the fritters. Gently press on the cauliflower fritters with a spatula to flatten.
  6. Cook until you can see that the edges of the bottom are crisp and golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Very carefully turn to the other side – these fritters come apart easily – and cook 3-5 more minutes, until the second side is also browned and crisp. Transfer the cooked fritters to a large baking sheet and place in the oven to keep them warm while you fry three more batches, adding a tablespoon of olive oil before each batch.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 3 cauliflower fritters; Calories: 256; Total Fat: 18g; Carbohydrates: 15g; Sugars: 0g; Sodium: 486mg; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 10g

 
Cauliflower Fritters


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