Cauliflower Fritters – “Potato Pancakes”

 

 

I don’t think it is a secret at how much I love potatoes of any kind. Big or small, mashed, smashed, baked, or fried –  I simply adore them. But things weren’t really working out between us, so after careful consideration – we have decided to part ways. We will continue to remain friends and have the highest level of love and respect for each other.

Psst! I have a confession to make…  I have been getting a little action on the side. His name is cauliflower, and he has been the best thing that ever happened to me. He shares all of the good qualities of potatoes, but none of the bad.

 

We are looking forward to a long and healthy relationship.

 

Cauliflower Fritters ( tastes just like potato pancakes)
serves: 4

1 1/2 lb. cauliflower  leaves removed, left in large florets
1/2 onion, finely grated
2 eggs, beaten
3 Tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

Blanch cauliflower in a large pot of salted boiling water for 1 minute. Remove and plunge in ice water. Drain. Grate coarsely. ( save the end pieces and chop finely) Squeeze out any moisture with a clean kitchen towel. Mix grated cauliflower, grated onion, eggs, flour, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Heat a small amount of canola oil in a  skillet over medium-low to medium heat. Scoop mixture by heaping tablespoons. Form into a pancake shape, flattening the top with the back of a fork. Fry both sides until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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16 thoughts on “Cauliflower Fritters – “Potato Pancakes”

  1. It's so refreshing and exciting to see a new dish made with cauliflower. With such a mild flavor, it's baffling why there are not more amazing dishes made with cauliflower–like this one.Kudos and thanks for sharing!

  2. I was totally thinking of doing this!! But my husband and son hate cauliflower… I will try it soon though and enjoy it by myself. Yours look great!

  3. This is so cool – we make a similar grated potato fried cake in Germany that we serve with apple sauce, and I have the hardest time saying no because it's not exactly healthy – this looks like a wonderful replacement!

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