These cauliflower and feta cheese fritters are perfect for a light lunch or as a snack. Roasted cauliflower is perfectly matched with salty feta cheese in these easy, vegetarian fritters.
You guys, I have stumbled upon something pretty freaking awesome here. It turns out that cauliflower is indeed the most versatile ingredient in the world and should there ever be a zombie apocalypse, I hope to find myself on a cauliflower farm because seriously, there is nothing you can’t do with a cauliflower. My most recent discovery are these awesome cauliflower and feta cheese fritters. And boy, are they good!!
How to make cauliflower fritters
Break down two heads of cauliflower into tiny florets then roast them at high heat for around 15-20 minutes until their edges start to char and they are just cooked. Mash them down with a fork or potato masher until they are roughly the size of corn kernels. Mix the cauliflower into a simple batter of flour, eggs and flavorings.
Fry spoonfuls of the batter in a splash of oil until golden and cooked through on both sides then serve.
How to serve cauliflower fritters
And I’ll admit, many of these didn’t even make it to the serving platter. They are absolutely addictive and are so versatile. I could imagine them being just awesome topped with crispy bacon and a soft poached egg, make them a bit smaller and serve them as a canape topped with a dollop of sour cream and a little smoked salmon or bacon or just have them as is with a generous drizzle of lemon juice.
However you have them, make sure you make them soon because once you do, you’ll want to make them all the time. And in fact, guess what we’re having for dinner tonight? Oh yes, indeedy. Even more cauliflower-feta-frittery goodness.
Can fritters be frozen?
Once cooked, fritters can be stacked with baking/parchment paper and frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Defrost and heat in a pan or in the oven until crisp and golden.
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Cauliflower and Feta cheese fritters
- 2 heads cauliflower trimmed into small florets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
for the fritters
- 2 extra-large eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup crumbed feta cheese
- 1/2 garlic clove crushed
- large handful flat leaf parsley chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- oil for frying
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
- Place the cauliflower on a large baking tray then drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place in the oven and allow to roast for 15-20 minutes until the cauliflower is just cooked and have started to char around the edges.
- Remove the cauliflower from the oven then mash with a potato masher until the florets are roughly the size of corn kernels. Allow to cool slightly.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour and milk then fold in the feta cheese, garlic, parsley and cauliflower. Season to taste.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add a splash of oil and fry spoonfuls of the batter until golden brown and cooked through on both sides.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
Can you use almond flour or something other than regular flour?
I haven’t tested it with any flour substitutes but if you have one that you regularly use, I’m sure it will work.
Can I used diced cauliflower?
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I’m always looking for new cauliflower recipes and these fritters sound delicious Alida! Love the added feta! I’ll definitely be trying these!
They are SO good, you’re going to love them. 🙂
Sounds lovely. 🙂 I wonder what other cheese could be used instead of feta? My son hates feta but I’d like to make more vegetarian-type recipes (I don’t mind using normal cheese).
Cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan would all work well. 🙂
Made these and they were amazing, a few days later noticed we had an excess of broccoli so experimented switching out cauliflower for broccoli and cheddar for feta and they were also amazing! Great versatile recipe ?
Love the idea of using broccoli and cheddar Claudia!
Fantastic recipe. Perfect easy appetizer.
So happy to hear that.
Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
These look incredible, love cauliflower, great idea to combine it with feta cheese, I’m sure they must be delicious. Can’t wait to try them!
Made this for dinner for myself tonight and had it with a poached egg. It was delicious! I will definitely make it again. The melty cheese was great, and I love cauliflower. Thanks for a great recipe!
So pleased you liked these Vivian. That poached egg on top sounds like magic!
Quick Tasty Food
I like your recipes. They are tasty, simple and healthy.
These do look so yummy and I definitely need to make them. Quick question though, did you use feta in brine or just plain feta? I live in the UK now where it is hard to buy feta in brine.
You must definitely make them Tessa. Yes, I used feta discs that come in brine but you could definitely use plain feta in this.
oh my gosh this sounds delicious!
Thanks for your lovely comment Megan!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
The fritters look amazing — they make me hungry and I just ate!! Cauliflower is wonderful, I am waiting for someone to make a dessert out of it. I will definitely try it. Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks Marisa! I agree, cauliflower is so awesome. A dessert would be so interesting and I’m pretty sure that will be done soon. 😉
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These sound great. I might try them with a bit of tzaziki sauce on top!
Oh, that will be awesome!
These looks so delicious! I am loving cauliflower too, there is just so much you can do with it. Great recipe! x
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Oh man, feta?! This sounds incredible! Definitely need to try!
Doesn’t Feta just make everything better?