10 Best Crispy Cauliflower Cakes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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!"
Crispy, Spicy Cauliflower Pancakes
"They may not sound too appetizing but wait until you try these!" says LusciousMuffins. "mazingly 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."
Spicy Ranch Cauliflower Crackers
It's a cake, it's a cracker, it's another creative use of cauliflower! "A spicy keto cracker made with cauliflower instead of flour!" says My Hot Southern Mess. "The perfect low-carb cracker. Store in an airtight container."
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots
Caulitots with Cheddar cheese (Parmesan also works well) and Italian-seasoned bread crumbs. " A tasty side dish or snack," says Linda T. "I may have baked mine longer as well. I liked them with a nice crunch."
Air Fryer Cauliflower Tots
Here's one for the air fryer. "Tater tots made from cauliflower are a great way to get your family to eat veggies," says Yoly. "The best part is they will never know. Now you can have them on the table in less than 10 minutes and you won't have to heat up your house by turning on the oven."