Friday, October 12, 2012

roasted cauliflower fritters

Welcome to the wonderful world of fritters. There's corn fritters, zucchini fritters, broccoli fritters, and now - cauliflower fritters! Any vegetable (and sometimes fruit) can be combined with flour, egg, sometimes cheese, and some seasonings. Wikipedia says a fritter is basically anything fried in batter, from pakoras in India to apple fritters in the USA. Well then! Get frying!

cauliflower fritters
These are inspired by a delicious Broccoli Fritter recipe from Smitten Kitchen. If you think they sound delicious, then head over the the Wychwood Barns Farmer's Market, where they're on the menu tomorrow morning at the Stop Cafe!

1 large head of cauliflower
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tbsp curry powder
1 egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup grated cheese (I used a strong cheddar)

Preheat the oven to 425. Cut cauliflower into florets. Toss with oil, salt, pepper and curry powder. Spread on a baking sheet and roast 20-30 minutes, until browned. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles small crumbs (you might have to do this in batches). In a bowl, beat egg. Add flour, milk and cheese, and mix to combine. Add cauliflower and stir.

Shape the dough into 3-inch patties. Fry fritters in olive oil, until browned, about 3 minutes each side. Try serving with spiced yogurt  (yogurt with salt, pepper, lemon juice, chopped parsley and paprika).

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