Monday, March 19, 2012

Recipe: Cauliflower Patties

My family loves cauliflower...okay...almost all of my family.  One of my girls does not enjoy it but she doesn't like lettuce or potatoes either, but will eat the mess out of tomatoes...go figure.  My other girls will eat it raw, mashed, roasted, however I make it.  Sometimes I even boil it a bit to soften it up, then add some Italian dressing and feta and pack it for their lunch.  They love it but their friends think they are!

Cauliflower mash is our absolute favorite but I wanted to try something else.  I came across this recipe and it sounded delicious.  I actually used the recipe as a guide, but really made them to our family preference and what I had on hand.  My oldest daughter, Hailey, actually came up with the dipping sauce.  I was just going to use blue cheese or ranch dressing, but she wanted to make something with some zip.  She concocted a dipping sauce that was really tasty.  She mixed blue cheese dressing with a bit of A-1...zippy and tasty!


Cauliflower Patties
{based on the original recipe by This Girl's Gotta Eat}
    For the Patties
    • 1 head cauliflower
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 6 tbsp parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
    • 1/3 to 2/3 cups flour
    For the Dredge Mixture
    • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
    • 1/3 cup flour
    • oil

    1. Cut cauliflower into small pieces. Boil in a large pot of water until soft.
    2. Drain cauliflower very well and set aside until cool enough to handle.
    3. Mash cauliflower with a masher or fork.
    4. To cooled cauliflower, add 2 eggs and ricotta cheese, mixing until well combined.
    5. Add parmesan cheese, onion powder, salt and pepper.
    6. Starting with 1/4 cup of flour, mix into cauliflower. Add as much flour as needed to make a thick mixture. It should be thick enough that you can form patties and it will hold the shape.
    7. In a pan, add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat on medium-high heat until hot.
    8. In a plate or bowl, add 1/3 cup flour and 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese. Stir well to combine.
    9. Dredge patties on both sides in the flour mixture.
    10. Fry patties until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes on each side.
    11. Drain on paper towel.

    Hailey's Dipping Sauce
    • 1/3 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
    • 1 to 2 tbsp steak sauce

    Mix until well combined.
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    1. I love cauliflower and can't wait to try these! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    2. Hi Wende,
      Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
      Miz Helen

    3. I am so glad you made your way to my blog party. I am a great lover of cauliflower. What a delectable looking way to eat it. Yum!

    4. I love how versatile cauliflower is for so many recipes. These patties look devine. I just made a recipe for cauliflower pizza..

    5. I love seeing cauliflower recipes! This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    6. This is really nutritious. Using cauliflower in a dish is so great because it is low in fat and carbohydrates but high in fiber. A really helpful food for your tummy.

    7. Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable. There is a lot that can be made with it. As with anything, the best recipes come when you grow your own wholesome ingredients, and Cauliflower Recipes are no exception. You can learn how to grow cauliflower of your own from another section. This section will go over cauliflower recipes for two very delicious meals that you can make. In separate areas, a cauliflower soup recipe will be covered, as well as a cauliflower cheese recipe, so check those out when you get the chance.