Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cauliflower Cheese Fritters


I love these cheesy cauliflower fritters because they are grain free and ( gluten free) and low in carbs. Did your mom ever make mashed potato pancakes? These taste similar.

I try to cut my carbs way back at least two days a week. That means on those days I don't eat any grains, potatoes, or starchy vegetables of any kind. It helps me keep my weight down and my blood sugar more balanced.

 I read an article in First Magazine that referred to a 2011 study regarding carb reduction and insulin sensitivity, It turns out that eliminating carbs for just two days a week helps reduce insulin sensitivity. They called it Carb Cycling. 

These gluten free, grain free cauliflower fritters are perfect for my low carb days. And they taste amazing!! Even kids love them. And since they are made with cheese, eggs, and cauliflower , they provide protein and vegetable for a nutritious meal.

I sometimes combine them with some cooked spinach for some variation. 

This is my adapted recipe.  

AUTHOR: Judee Algazi- Gluten Free A-Z Blog

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME:  5 minutes for fritters

Adapted from:  A blog called Keeping Life Simple  


1 med head of raw cauliflower , cleaned and broken into flowerettes. Steam flowerettes until soft and then drain well. 

3/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese or grated cheese of your choice ( I used Gouda) Add more if the mixture is loose.

1 egg beaten

( optional) 2 tsp of ground flax seeds 

olive oil for sautéing

salt and pepper to taste

optional: 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric for yellow color and boosting antioxidants.


  • First steam your cut up cauliflower in a steamer basket and drain well ( reserve liquid to add to soups) 

  •   Add the remainder of the ingredients ( egg, cheese, seasonings)  and mash.

    • Make patties and saute in some olive oil until brown on one side. Flip and brown on the other side. 

      • Serve topped with Greek Yogurt or sour cream


***Since they have no grain, these can be made for Passover

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cut up the cauliflower and then steam in a little steaming basket till soft.

Steamed cauliflower is soft and ready to be mashed with a fork
mashed steaned cauliflower, egg , cheese, and seasoning

Make patties and saute in a tsp of olive oil in a skillet. Flip when one side is browned

Top with Greek Yogurt Or sour cream for a special treat..

  I'm sharing this recipe on many of these  blog carnivals


  1. OMG these look great. I will be making these this week!! Thx.

  2. These look delicious! Now I just have to figure out how to make without dairy and eggs -lol! Seriously, make them instead of latkas for Chanukah. Yum yum

  3. Yep, todays going to be a cauli day! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. I am not gluten intolerant, but this recipe is really something I should like to try because I love cauliflower. Looks delicious.

  5. I think I will try these at lunch!

  6. I bet these are awesome! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. I have seen many variations of these and each time I see them, I want them - SO NOW I REALLY need to make them! Cauiflower is ON my grocery list for tomorrow!

  8. I am going to do sounds so good! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. G'day and yum! Never tried cauliflower fritters before!
    Thanks for sharing! Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Nothing But Noodles Pasta Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  10. Yum! These look great, thanks for sharing them on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned this :)

  11. Hi Judee,
    I will just love these Fritters, yum with cheese! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. That look so yummy! Thanks for sharing, would love to try!

  13. Looks good! My husband tries to eat low carb and I always need new idead. Thank you, Judee.

  14. Another great recipe! Thanks for sharing with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I am pinning this.

  15. That sounds so yummy! We have made corn fritters before but never cauliflower ones. Pinned.

  16. Oh wow,never though of anything like this before. They look great. Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

    1. Hi Clairjustine,
      thank you for hosting the Weekend Blog Hop. There are always so many interesting recipes.

  17. These look delicious. Can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    1. Jann,
      They are good and cauliflower is so good for you. I hope you give them a try..

  18. Just spotted these! Yum, yum, yum! I LOVE cauliflower. Trying them!

  19. That sounds yummy! We would love to have this often. I am making these today.


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