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Cauliflower fritters with curry sauce
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5 from 5 votes

CAULIFLOWER MINI FRITTERS

This cauliflower mini fritters are a perfect way to introduce some veggies on your plate. You can prep these in advance and once you are ready just pop them into the pan and enjoy them hot with chilled curry sauce.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breadcrumbs, cauliflower, fried cakes, fritters
Servings: 22 mini fritters
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Julia

Equipment

  • Large skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower washed and cut in florets
  • 2-3 medium potatoes washed, peeler and cut in small cubes
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 cups ham cut in small cubes
  • 1 cup mozzarela cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs +1 more cup for covering
  • 1/2 cup all-purposed flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups arugula leaves for garnish

Curry sauce

  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to season

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook cauliflower and potatoes for 10-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain the cauliflower with potatoes and transfer them into large kitchen bowl. Mash them with potato masher & set aside to cool it.
  • Reheat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in large skillet on medium heat and fry chopped onion for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Add cubed ham and fry the ham until slightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove it from the heat and add it to the mashed cauliflower and potatoes. Also add these remaining ingredients: cheeses, eggs, breadcrumbs, flour and season with salt and pepper. If you have a favourite seasoning like garlic salt or celery salt, feel free to use it.
    Cauliflower fritters
  • Combine all the ingredients with spatula. With a help of ice cream scooper, start to roll balls in a size of ping-pong balls. Then flatten them in between palm of your hands to the shape of mini cakes. Cover in seasoned breadcrumbs.
    Cauliflower fritters

Frying option

  • Heat large skillet to medium/high heat with the rest of the vegetable oil and fry┬ámini fritters for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Try to fit as much as fritters you can into the skillet.
    Cauliflower fritters with curry sauce
  • Place mini fritters on plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve them immediately with curry dipping sauce & arugula leaves.

Oven baked option

  • Reheat oven on 350F/177C (middle rack). Place fritters on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes or until breadcrumb cover will turn golden and it's crispy. Place mini fritters on plate with arugula leaves and curry sauce.

Curry sauce

  • Place all ingredients in small bowl and mix with spoon. Season and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don't like cauliflower, you can also use broccoli as a vegetable substitute.
  • If you want to keep this recipe strictly vegetarian, you can omit ham cubes.
  • Baked option: Please see instructions for baked option in the recipe.