By Carl Hanson

These crispy cakes are powered by cauliflower! Sauteed in a little olive oil until beautifully golden brown, you just can't beat the nutty flavor and crispy quality of cauliflower cakes. These recipes for low-carb cauliflower cakes, fritters, and tots feature some of our very favorite cauliflower recipes.

If you're wondering how to make cauliflower cakes, it's easy. Just process cauliflower florets in a food processor until well minced, then combine with your spices and seasonings. Carefully place by heaping spoonfuls into hot olive oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Your cakes are done when beautifully browned. Easy! So that's one way to do it. You'll notice a couple variations on this basic technique in the recipes below.

Crispy Cauliflower Cake Recipes

1. Cauliflower Patties

These delicate cauliflower patties are made of mashed cauliflower, almond flour, and eggs fried in olive oil to crisp golden brown. "Our family loved this," says Kelly. "Spooned batter into the skillet and it formed pancakes that were easy to flip." Estella Miller added cheese to help the patties stick together. "Came out great," she says.

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2. Cauliflower Tots

Cauliflower cakes in adorable tot form! Also, "tater tots without the taters," says voochkoo. "You can alter the ingredients: Cheddar and green onion, Mexican cheese blend and chili powder, or bacon and white Cheddar. Let your imagination run wild." Try these tater-free tots as a crispy topper for Chef John's Cauliflower soup.

3. Cauliflower Fritters

These cauliflower cakes are a great, healthy appetizer. A little baking powder makes them light and airy. And the secret to the simple batter is dry Italian salad dressing. Fry them up in olive oil. "This is 'wow' on the tongue! A very flexible recipe—I can see adding leftover mashed potatoes, kale, or artichoke hearts to the mix. Phenomenal with aioli garlic mustard sauce," says lisandreasings.

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4. Broccoli-Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower isn't the only cruciferous veggie in town. These cauliflower cakes hook up with broccoli with delicious results. "I really liked the nutty flavor the almond flour gave them," says Yoly. "I think a sprinkle of red pepper flakes would take these up another notch."

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5. Cauliflower Hash Browns

Breakfast cauliflower is the most important cauliflower of the day. "Cauliflower takes the place of potatoes in this low-carb version of hash browns," says Elizabeth. "The browns are held together with sharp Cheddar cheese."

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6. Perfect Cauliflower Fritters

To make this cauliflower cakes recipe, you don't process the cauliflower in the food processor. Instead, you boil the cauliflower briefly and break the florets into small pieces. "These are great!" raves Neece. "I added garlic powder and more Parmesan cheese. I dipped them in a lot of condiments but found they taste good with ranch dressing mixed with a little bit of soy sauce!"

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7. Crispy, Spicy Cauliflower Pancakes

LusciousMuffins "They may not sound too appetizing but wait until you try these! Amazingly delicious and hard to believe they're actually good for you! These are delicious on their own but can also be dipped in tomato sauce, pasta sauce, marinara sauce, salsa, etc. Good for a quick on-the-go breakfast or snack."

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