These crispy fritters are pan-fried in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, which contributes minimal calories and fat considering it serves 12 to 14. These babies make perfectly portioned game time snacks or serve as a side for dinner.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 50 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets.
3 scallions, chopped
½ cup whole wheat flour or spelt flour
1½ teaspoons spice mix of choice
2 tbsp olive oil
1. Steam the cauliflower until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Place in a large bowl and let cool slightly. Add the egg, scallions, flour, spice mix and salt/pepper to taste. Mash into pea-sized pieces with a potato masher.
2. Heat an oven to 200 degrees and place a baking sheet inside.
3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Scoop up the cauliflower mixture using a ¼ cup measure. Form into a ball with your hands and drop into the skillet.
Add another few fritters, making sure to leave about two inches between each fritter.
Flatten each fritter slightly using the back of your spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes, flip, press down slightly again then cook another 4 minutes until golden brown on each side.
Transfer the fritters onto the baking sheet to keep warm and repeat with remaining cauliflower mixture.
4. Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories: 64; Total Fat: 3 grams; Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams; Protein: 3 grams: Carbohydrates: 7.5 grams; Sugars: 1.5 grams; Fiber: 1.5 grams; Cholesterol: 16 milligrams; Sodium: 27 milligrams
Recipe and photo provided by Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, CDE, private practice dietitian and founder of Avocado A Day Nutrition.Back to top