Crispy cheese and chive cauliflower fritters

Crispy cheese and chive cauliflower fritters

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"A quick, simple but tasty, light and fresh meal. Perfect for weeknight dinners or entertaining guests. You could add potato salad, crusty bread or another carb of your choice to make it more filling, or enjoy it as it is for a lighter meal. The oats add texture and extra fibre, which pairs perfectly with the coarsely grated cauliflower and cheese. If your mixture isn’t holding together completely, add an additional egg for better binding."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
50 min
Baking
0 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
MetricImperial
½ tsp
nutmeg
10 g
dill
1 tbsp
vinegar
½ tsp
cane sugar
75 g
quark
40 g
sesame seeds (optional)
salt
cooking oil (for frying)

Utensils

grater, food processor, bowl, whisk, cutting board, knife, mandoline (optional), 2 bowls (small), plate, frying pan

Nutrition per serving

Cal590
Fat33 g
Protein30 g
Carb50 g
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  • Step 1/4

    Coarsely grate or blitz cauliflower, onion, and gruyère. Beat eggs. Finely chop chives and set half aside for later. Combine remaining chives, cauliflower, onion, gruyère, oats, eggs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper well to form an even, somehow wet mixture in a bowl. Set it aside to rest for approx. 20 min.
    • ½ cauliflower
    • ½ onion
    • 50 g Gruyère cheese
    • 2 eggs
    • g chives
    • 17½ g rolled oats
    • ½ tsp nutmeg
    • salt
    • pepper
    • grater
    • food processor
    • bowl
    • whisk
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Coarsely grate or blitz cauliflower, onion, and gruyère. Beat eggs. Finely chop chives and set half aside for later. Combine remaining chives, cauliflower, onion, gruyère, oats, eggs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper well to form an even, somehow wet mixture in a bowl. Set it aside to rest for approx. 20 min.

  • Step 2/4

    Meanwhile, for the cucumber salad, finely slice cucumber and combine half of the dill, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and a splash of water. Set aside until ready to serve. Juice the lemon. For the quark dip, combine quark, lemon juice, remaining chives, remaining dill, salt, and pepper. Mix it all into a smooth dip.
    • ½ cucumber
    • 10 g dill
    • 1 tbsp vinegar
    • ½ tsp cane sugar
    • ½ lemon
    • 75 g quark
    • chives
    • mandoline (optional)
    • 2 bowls (small)

    Meanwhile, for the cucumber salad, finely slice cucumber and combine half of the dill, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and a splash of water. Set aside until ready to serve. Juice the lemon. For the quark dip, combine quark, lemon juice, remaining chives, remaining dill, salt, and pepper. Mix it all into a smooth dip.

  • Step 3/4

    Next, set aside a small amount of the breadcrumbs (around ⅙) on a plate, along with the sesame seeds if using. After the fritter mixture has rested enough, add the rest of the breadcrumbs in to make a firmer mix. Make sure there is still moisture in it to avoid drying out. With clean hands, shape into small fritters. Before frying, gently press each side of the fritters into the sesame and/or breadcrumb mixture to ensure an even layer of crumb.
    • breadcrumb
    • 40 g sesame seeds (optional)
    • plate

    Next, set aside a small amount of the breadcrumbs (around ⅙) on a plate, along with the sesame seeds if using. After the fritter mixture has rested enough, add the rest of the breadcrumbs in to make a firmer mix. Make sure there is still moisture in it to avoid drying out. With clean hands, shape into small fritters. Before frying, gently press each side of the fritters into the sesame and/or breadcrumb mixture to ensure an even layer of crumb.

  • Step 4/4

    Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan. Fry each fritter for approx. 4 min. per side, until golden and crispy. Do this in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Serve immediately with cucumber salad and quark dip.
    • cooking oil (for frying)
    • frying pan

    Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan. Fry each fritter for approx. 4 min. per side, until golden and crispy. Do this in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Serve immediately with cucumber salad and quark dip.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Crispy cheese and chive cauliflower fritters
FAQ

This recipe does not require you to cook the cauliflower before making the fritters. By using a grater or food processor to shred the cauliflower, the pieces will be small enough to cook quickly in the pan, with no need to pre-cook.

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