Healthy Quick Meals: Cauliflower Fritters Recipe


I’m going to change the way you view cauliflower with this recipe.

Cauliflower is one of the most versatile and texture-building ingredients you can use in cooking healthy food.  This recipe can be served as a replacement to beef patties, or a Michelin style appetizer (get your Daniel Boulud on!), by molding the cauliflower mix into bite size rounds, topping with micro-greens and chèvre (the fancy French name for soft goat cheese).  I also love pairing this dish with radicchio and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Cauliflower Fritters Recipe -- powered by ehow

Ingredients


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Cook's Note

Nutritional Data (1 Fritter) Total Calories 95 Total Fat 2.84g Saturated Fat .76g Cholesterol 92.5g Sodium 256.52mg Total Carbohydrate 12.02g Dietary Fiber 3.84g Sugars 3.98g Protein 5.83g Carbs 50% Fat 26% Protein 24%

Directions

  • Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until the texture of the cauliflower has broken down to a grain-like consistency. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the grated carrots, eggs, almond meal, parsley, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, thyme, cinnamon and paprika to the processed cauliflower. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Heat butter in the frying pan over medium-high heat. Scoop out 4 equal amounts of the mixture with a spoon and drop them into the pan. Lightly flatten with a metal spatula and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.