It must be the cold outside , but lately I’ve been craving comfort food almost everyday.
Not just any comfort food. Meatless comfort food with lots of vegetables and cheese.
My kids on the other hand are craving meat, meat and more meat. To satisfy their cravings and keeping few nights a week meatless I have to be very creative.
Growing up in Slovakia I used to love Fried Cauliflower with homemade Tartar Sauce. I good eat that hot or cold.
I tried to make it for my family once or twice. They would eat few pieces to make me happy, but I knew it wasn’t catching on in my meat loving testosterone filled household.
Few days ago I decided to try again, but with a different approach. I turned my beloved fried cauliflower into Cauliflower Cakes.
Can you say SUCCESS! My men loved it and asked for seconds.
- 1 Large Cauliflower (will make about 9 cups of cooked & chopped cauliflower)
- 2 Eggs
- 3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 3/4 cup Parmesan (grated)
- 1/2 Fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
- 5 Clove Garlic ( crushed)
- 1 cup Bread Crumbs
- Oil or Butter for frying
STEP 1: Wash whole cauliflower. Take it apart and cook in a salted water till cauliflower is soft, but not mushy.Drain.
STEP 2: Chop cooked cauliflower into small chunks and put it into a large bowl.
STEP 3: Add eggs, Rice Krispies, chopped parsley, grated Parmesan, crushed garlic. Mix together until well combines. Salt and pepper to taste.
STEP 4: Pour breadcrumbs into a shallow dish. Form 3″ balls from cauliflower mixture and roll them in breadcrumbs.Gently flatten them.
STEP 5: In a frying pan heat oil or butter. On a medium high heat fry cauliflower cakes on both sides until golden and crispy (about 3-4 minutes per side).
STEP 6: Once done remove the cauliflower cakes from the frying pan and place them on plate layers with paper towel to get rid of the excess fat.
I served my Cauliflower Cakes with my homemade Tartar Sauce and Caesar Salad.
This recipe is linked to:
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