Cauliflower fritters

Cauliflower fritters
  • Serves icon Serves 8-10
  • Time icon Hands on time 25 mins

These cauliflower fritters are the perfect party food recipe,


  • ½ large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60g Freedom Food labelled Cheddar or Gruyère cheese
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp dried red chilli
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 whole Freedom Food labelled eggs
  • 600ml vegetable oil for deep-frying


  1. Place the cauliflower into boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes or until just tender. Don’t let it go soggy, slightly under cooked is great because you want the fritters to have a bit of texture.
  2. Drain and rinse the florets under cold water to stop the cooking process. Chop them into smallish chunks and place in a bowl.
  3. Sift the flour and the baking powder into a mixing bowl and add the cheese, nutmeg and chilli. Season. Make a well in the centre and drop in the eggs. Slowly mix with a wooden spoon until it is all incorporated and most of the lumps have gone. Fold in the cauliflower florets and coat thoroughly in the batter.
  4. Heat the oil, preferably in a deep-fat fryer to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. If you don’t have one, heat the oil in a deep-sided pan. It will be at the correct temperature if you drop in a piece of bread and it bubbles instantly.
  5. Take a tablespoonful of the mix and slide it into the fryer, using another spoon to push the mix off if it helps. Always work away from you when deep-frying. Fry the fritters until golden brown and remove from the oil. Place on absorbent paper, sprinkle with salt. Serve alongside a roast dinner or as a great veggie starter.

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  1. Enjoy alongside a roast or as a veggie starter.


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