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Cauliflower Fritters (Whole30 and Keto)

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September 1, 2020 | Author: Ashley McCrary

Crispy Cauliflower Fritters cooked until golden brown and garnished with fresh parsley and homemade ranch dressing. Whole30, Keto, Paleo.

A circle tray of fritters made out of cauliflower and homemade ranch dressing

Fritters are my jam, anytime, anywhere. My Cauliflower Fritters are not only crispy and delectable, but they’re Keto, Whole30 and Paleo friendly. These fritters serve as the perfect appetizer or served along side your favorite soup recipe.

A circle tray of fritters made out of cauliflower and homemade ranch dressing

Ingredients needed for these Cauliflower Fritters:

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Tips For Making The Best Cauliflower Fritters:

  • Make sure all ingredients are chopped finely. This is important to ensure that the mixture stay together. If the shallot or cauliflower pieces are too chunky, the mixture may fall apart.
  • Add more almond flour as needed. If you find that the mixture still has too much moisture, add in a little more almond flour, a tablespoon or so.
  • Don’t try cooking too quickly. If you try to cook these fritters high and fast, they will burn. Cooking them on medium heat will get the perfect crisp.
  • Dip them in my homemade ranch recipe. Dipping these in my homemade Whole30 and Keto ranch takes the fritters to the next level.
A circle tray of fritters made out of cauliflower and homemade ranch dressing

How To Serve These Cauliflower Fritters:

These fritters are so versatile and can serve as the perfect appetizer or side dish. Below are my favorite ways to serve these.

  • Appetizers: Dipped in my homemade Ranch Dressing or any of my other Majestic Sauces that are Whole30 and Keto compliant.
  • Side Dish: Serve these with your favorite soup or salad. In the fall, I love eating a grilled cheese with my favorite soup recipe. However, a grilled cheese isn’t really Whole30 or Keto. To remedy my cravings, I will serve these fritters as a side with my favorite soup. They are cheesy and really take on the texture of a grilled cheese without the dairy and carbs.
A circle tray of fritters made out of cauliflower and homemade ranch dressing

Can You Freeze These Fritters?

Yes! You can absolutely freeze these. Below is the instructions if you have leftovers and want to freeze for a later time.

  • Store them in an airtight bag or freezer safe container after they’ve cooled.
  • Re-heat them by allowing the fritters to thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in a 350°F oven until heated through.
A circle tray of fritters made out of cauliflower and homemade ranch dressing

In conclusion, if you are searching for the perfect healthy appetizer or side dish, look no further. My Cauliflower Fritters will easily become a household favorite. Be sure to RATE and REVIEW below in the comment section if you try and love this recipe. We LOVE reviews!

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Cauliflower Fritters (Whole30 and Keto)

Crispy Cauliflower Fritters cooked until golden brown and garnished with fresh parsley and homemade ranch dressing. Whole30, Keto, Paleo and Gluten Free. 

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Fritters 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 (12 oz) bags of cauliflower rice OR 1 large head of cauliflower*
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying, divided

Toppings:

  • Homemade ranch dressing
  • Fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook the cauliflower rice as directed on the package. See notes if you are using a head of cauliflower instead of bagged rice. 
  2. Transfer the cooked cauliflower rice to a dish towel and carefully squeeze out all of the water over the sink. Add to a food processor and pulse it a few time until finely minced. Make sure not to over pulse. 
  3. Combine the drained cauliflower rice, eggs, almond flour, nutritional yeast, minced shallots, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley to a large mixing bowl. 
  4. Mix with a wooden spoon until combine completely. 
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. These will be cooked in 2 batches. Save the last tbsp of olive oil for the next batch. 
  6. Scoop out 3 tablespoon of the cauliflower mixture into your hands and  flatten into a patty. 
  7. Place the fritters in the hot olive oil and space them at least 1 inch apart.
  8. Cook the fritters for 4 minutes, flip them once and cook them an additional 3-4 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the fritters to the paper towel-lined plate. 
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with my homemade ranch dressing. 

Notes

  • If you want to use a large head of cauliflower instead of the bags of cauliflower rice, steam the cauliflower for about 5 minutes until just fork tender. Add the cauliflower to the food processor/blender and process until finely minced. Do not over process or it will become a mash. You will get about 4 cups out of a large head of cauliflower. 
  • When forming the patties, make sure to press and pack the mixture tightly in your hands. This will ensure they don’t fall apart in the pan. 
  • These will last in an airtight container for up to one week. 
  • To freeze: Store them in an airtight bag or freezer safe container after they’ve cooled. Re-heat them by allowing the fritters to thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in a 350°F oven until heated through.
  • The purpose of the nutritional yeast is to give it a “cheesy” flavor without the dairy. If you are not sticking to strict Whole30, feel free to sub Parmesan cheese. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer/Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Whole30, Gluten Free, Keto
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Fritter
  • Calories: 57
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 1.2
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 3

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13 thoughts on "Cauliflower Fritters (Whole30 and Keto)"

  1. Emily says:

    I really thought these were amazing!! My stove runs really hot (setting 2 would’ve been perfect but I started on 4) so the first batch were a bit burned but the second batch after I reread your tips made them perfect!! I love the thought you put in your recipes with your tips. I can’t wait to try these again!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you so much. Happy you like them. Yes, all ovens are different. I always recommend putting them in the bottom rack so they don’t burn. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. Mich says:

    Okay boss lady. When you say to drain the excess water from the cauliflower rice, I’ll listen next time. 😃. These fritters were a hit even in their shapeless glory. My – I-want-a-grilled-cheese-with-tomato-soup, husband loved it. (I paired the fritters with your tomato basil soul, as you suggested.) A definite do-over. I’m always looking for pairings that avoid bread. Thanks for your passion in the kitchen.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This is so awesome to hear. Thank you

  3. Jody Soldo says:

    These are delicious! I was looking to clean out my freezer and had a couple of packages of cauliflower rice. This was so easy to pop those into to microwave to cook while I got the rest of the dry ingredients ready.

    I’ve made a similar recipe for zucchini fritters before, but these turned out so much more drier. I also found they fried up a lot quicker.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear you liked these Jody! Thank you

  4. Lyndsie Burns says:

    First thing I said when I popped a bite in my mouth – OH YEAH! Flavor and texture are absolutely amazing!!! AND they were super easy to throw together! Unfortunately, mine were pretty fragile, they kept falling apart almost as soon as I put them in the pan. I must have not wrung out enough liquid from the cauliflower but now I know what I need to do better next time! Highly recommend!

  5. Merry says:

    What would an acceptable keto friendly substitute be for almond flour? I am afraid anything almond is one of my trigger foods! Bummer!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Hi Merry,
      Crushed pork rinds would be a nice substitute. Thanks Merry….hope this helps.

  6. Maddie Landers says:

    These were sooo good! Thanks for the creative and delicious recipe. My non-keto friends even thought they were yummy! I followed the recipe exactly and everything was perfect.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear. Thank you

  7. gina bessa says:

    Hey can I make these in the air fryer?? thank you 🙂

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      For sure. The air fryer is a great option


 

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