These cauliflower fritters are easy to make and a different way to have cauliflower. So delicious and tasty. I've made these a number of times for my family and friends.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Process cauliflower in a food processor finely minced; transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Stir flour, eggs, baking powder, and Italian dressing mix into cauliflower.

  • Heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a frying pan over medium heat.

  • Drop heaping tablespoons of cauliflower mixture into the hot oil; fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Instead of 6 cups of cauliflower, you could substitute 3 cups cauliflower and 3 cups broccoli. Excellent both ways.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 107.9mg 36% DV; sodium 682.2mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2013
This is a "wow" on the tongue! I was pleasantly surprised. Read all reviews before starting, so I food processed yellow banana peppers and red onion in with the cauli. We only had one head of cauliflower, so I cut recipe in half. Next time I'll get another head of cauliflower! As we don't keep Italian dressing in the house I just added a mix of what might be equivalent: marjoram, sweet basil, kelp, freshly squeezed garlic, chives, parsley, tarragon, thyme, celery salt . . . but it still was lacking punch, so I added quite a bit of salt and then some paprika. Once it fried in the olive oil (with a wee bit of butter cut in), it was amazing! Thank you for this. I can see adding leftover mashed potatoes to the mix, kale, or artichoke hearts next time. It's a very flexible recipe--heat it up, mellow it out--all in your personal taste & preferences. Will stick this one in the recipe box to use again & again. And, no leftovers at all--phenomenal with a little aioli garlic mustard sauce on top, too! mmMMMmmm. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/06/2012
These were very yummy but had my whole family's (including the one year old baby who never has a problem with gas) stomachs in knots with gas for over 24 hours after eating them! I followed the recipe exactly and we have never had a problem with eating cauliflower before even in large quantities. I do not recommend giving these to small children unless you want to deal with a crying baby with a sore tummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2013
This is a "wow" on the tongue! I was pleasantly surprised. Read all reviews before starting, so I food processed yellow banana peppers and red onion in with the cauli. We only had one head of cauliflower, so I cut recipe in half. Next time I'll get another head of cauliflower! As we don't keep Italian dressing in the house I just added a mix of what might be equivalent: marjoram, sweet basil, kelp, freshly squeezed garlic, chives, parsley, tarragon, thyme, celery salt . . . but it still was lacking punch, so I added quite a bit of salt and then some paprika. Once it fried in the olive oil (with a wee bit of butter cut in), it was amazing! Thank you for this. I can see adding leftover mashed potatoes to the mix, kale, or artichoke hearts next time. It's a very flexible recipe--heat it up, mellow it out--all in your personal taste & preferences. Will stick this one in the recipe box to use again & again. And, no leftovers at all--phenomenal with a little aioli garlic mustard sauce on top, too! mmMMMmmm. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
These are sooooooooooo good. I added just a dash of red pepper flakes but otherwise, everything just as the recipe called for. I certainly will make these again. My hubby and I ate the entire batch. We used it as our main dish with a side salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
Very simple and addictive! I forgot the baking powder and just used some salt, hot sauce and various dried herbs I had on hand for flavour, rather than any kind of premade dressing. It seems like the kind of recipe that it's hard to go wrong with. The texture was very nice too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2014
So I don't like to change a recipe the first time around but I was looking at a couple recipes to use up the cauliflower in my fridge and landed on this one. I start putting ingredients together and realize I'm looking at the cauliflower mash recipe. I figured how different can they be, just add eggs and baking powder and go with it! I ended up adding garlic, parmesan romano cheese and chives, because that's what the other recipe called for. To turn them into fritters at this point I added 1/2 Italian bread crumbs, baking powder and eggs. They turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
I fiddled with this a bit and really liked the result. I am only cooking for two so I used two cups of cauliflower florets instead of six. I added 1/2 cup of raw organic wheat germ, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 eggs, liberal amounts of dried basil, parsley, granulated garlic, minced onion, some oregano and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Fried in a small amount of rice bran oil. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2014
Loved this recipe! So good. I added fresh oregano, fresh onions, garlic, and fresh grated parmesan cheese, all seasons salt, fresh ground pepper in place of the Italian seasons. Topped with fresh tomatoes from my garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2014
Surprisingly delicious. So good in fact, I made a second batch right after the first bite of the first batch and I'm single. Plan to freeze some and reheat in the toaster over. I used a 12 inch skillet and placed 1 tablespoon oil spread with a brush for each batch. I made bigger fritters using 1/3 to 1/2 cup batter for each and then pressed down with back of spatula to flatten them. Each side took 2-3 minutes to get golden brown. Didn't have the Italian Dressing Mix (IDM) so I made a recipe by the same name on this site and greatly reduced the salt to 1 teaspoons in the IDM. I used 2 tablespoons of the mix in the fritters. Perfect. These are healthy, tasty little gems. So good, I'll bring them to the next pot luck with the gals and see if they can detect what's in these fritters. The addition of parmesan cheese or percorino romano might take these over the top over the top again. Thought they may need a green onion dip or topping to really hit the spot but they didn't need anything. Thanks so much Bettycook for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2013
Very delicious. I decided to add Parmesan Cheese. It gave it more moisture so I cooked them about 4 minutes on each side. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/05/2012
These were very yummy but had my whole family's (including the one year old baby who never has a problem with gas) stomachs in knots with gas for over 24 hours after eating them! I followed the recipe exactly and we have never had a problem with eating cauliflower before even in large quantities. I do not recommend giving these to small children unless you want to deal with a crying baby with a sore tummy! Read More
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