Cauliflower and Feta cheese fritters

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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.

Cauliflower and feta 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.

Cauliflower and feta fritters

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.

Cauliflower and feta fritters

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Cauliflower and Feta cheese fritters

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.
Course Fritter, Starter, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower fritters, Easy fritter recipe, Feta cheese fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 72kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 60mg | Vitamin A: 1.6% | Vitamin C: 7.8% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 2.3%

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Showing 25 comments
  • Reply

    I’m always looking for new cauliflower recipes and these fritters sound delicious Alida! Love the added feta! I’ll definitely be trying these!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      They are SO good, you’re going to love them. 🙂

  • Sybille Sterk
    Reply

    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).

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan would all work well. 🙂

  • Claudia
    Reply

    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 ?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Love the idea of using broccoli and cheddar Claudia!

  • Kerry
    Reply

    Fantastic recipe. Perfect easy appetizer.

  • Reply

    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!

  • vivian
    Reply

    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!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      So pleased you liked these Vivian. That poached egg on top sounds like magic!

  • Quick Tasty Food
    Reply

    I like your recipes. They are tasty, simple and healthy.

  • Tessa
    Reply

    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.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      You must definitely make them Tessa. Yes, I used feta discs that come in brine but you could definitely use plain feta in this.

  • Megan
    Reply

    oh my gosh this sounds delicious!

  • Reply

    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!!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Marisa! I agree, cauliflower is so awesome. A dessert would be so interesting and I’m pretty sure that will be done soon. 😉

  • Reply

    These sound great. I might try them with a bit of tzaziki sauce on top!

  • Vicky
    Reply

    These looks so delicious! I am loving cauliflower too, there is just so much you can do with it. Great recipe! x

  • Reply

    Oh man, feta?! This sounds incredible! Definitely need to try!

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