Cauliflower Fritters Recipe

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Alexis Williamson Modified: March 24, 2022
Cauliflower Fritters Recipe

How To Make Cauliflower Fritters

Serve these cauliflower fritters as a tasty new side dish! It’s pan-fried to crispy perfection, and is a great meal to have the kids eat their veggies!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 6cupscauliflower,raw, roughly chopped, from 2 small heads
  • 3garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1cupwhite whole wheat flour
  • 2extra large eggs,beaten
  • ½cupPecorino Romano,plus 2 tbsp, grated
  • ¼cupparsley,finely chopped
  • cuphot water
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • ¾tsppepper
  • 4tspolive oil


  1. Steam the cauliflower in 2½ cups of water over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes, until tender. Drain and quickly rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking.

  2. Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces with a knife once steamed, then measure to make 5 cups. Set aside the rest for another use.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the steamed cauliflower, flour, garlic, eggs, grated cheese, parsley, kosher salt, and pepper. Add water to resemble a denser pancake batter.

  4. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, then add 1 teaspoon of oil to coat the bottom of the pan.

  5. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to form the fritters. Fit 4 fritters at a time, flattening them slightly with the back of the measuring cup.

  6. Cook for 2½ to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining oil and batter 3 more times.

  7. Serve warm with desired dipping sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 145.93kcal
  • Fat: 6.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.34g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.85g
  • Fiber: 3.36g
  • Sugar: 1.74g
  • Protein: 8.06g
  • Cholesterol: 60.66mg
  • Sodium: 309.05mg
  • Calcium: 124.61mg
  • Potassium: 339.38mg
  • Iron: 1.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 41.53mg
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