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Easy Keto Cauliflower Fritters Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Total Frying Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: keto cauliflower fritters, keto fried cauliflower hash browns
Servings: 30 cauliflower fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cauliflower chopped into small florets (or ~half a large head), 450g (I'd recommend weighing it out if you can for best results)
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour 170g
  • 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten 40g, (see tips for a gluten free option!)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch 36g (or cornstarch if you don't have it)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour 14g
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum optional, sub with 1/2 tsp vital wheat gluten and 1/2 tsp arrowroot/corn starch if you don't have it
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper more or less to taste
  • ~1/2 cup dried or shredded parmesan cheese 100g
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 60g
  • 1 cup oil for frying avocado, vegetable and coconut oil all work

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot about halfway with water. Then add your chopped cauliflower and cover with a lid.
  • Heat over high heat until boiling, then reduce to a simmer. Steam your cauliflower until a fork can easily break it apart (if you aren't sure if it's done, cook it a couple extra minutes, it's better to overcook it than undercook it in this recipe). It will likely take ~10min or more total.
  • While your cauliflower is steaming, add your dry ingredients including; almond flour, vital wheat gluten, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, xanthan gum, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Once your cauliflower has finished cooking, strain it in a colander to get rid of the excess water.
  • Add the cauliflower to a food processor (see tips if you don't have one) and process until it's about as smooth as you can get it (you may have to do it in two batches if your food processor is small like mine, you'll also want to push it down or give it a stir just to make sure you blend all parts of it).
  • Next, dump your cauliflower into the bowl of dry ingredients. Also add your egg.
  • Mix until a thick batter is formed and everything is combined.
  • Add your parmesan and cheddar cheese and mix once more until combined.
  • Heat your oil in a shallow wide pan over medium heat. Use a small piece of batter to test when the oil is hot, it should sizzle and begin browning quite quickly. (If you have a thermometer, aim for 350-375*F for frying)
  • Drop large spoonfuls of batter into the oil using two spoons. (I like to use the back of one spoon to flatten the fritter slightly before dropping it into the oil).
  • Fry for 1-2min per side. Flip when they are a deep golden brown and repeat for the other side.
  • Place your finished fritters onto a paper towel lined plate to soak up the excess oil. Repeat this process for the rest of the fritters.
  • Serve warm with low sugar ketchup for dipping and enjoy your Easy Keto Cauliflower Fritters!

Notes

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Tips For Making Keto Low Carb Cauliflower Fritters

    • If you do not have xanthan gum, use 1/2 tsp arrowroot starch and 1/2 tsp vital wheat gluten in it's place.
    • If you are gluten intolerant, you can try this recipe using 2 tbsp ground psyllium husks in place of the vital wheat gluten (add an extra tablespoon if you feel the batter needs it after making a test fritter)
    • I highly recommend using a food scale for this recipe for most accurate results. If you don't have one, the safest bet is to start by adding less cooked and pureed cauliflower to your dry ingredients, then add more if you feel it needs it after adding the egg and cheeses and making a test fritter. 
    • If you do not have a food processor, you should still be able to make these fritters. You'll need to mash the cauliflower as best as you can. It's okay if there are a few small clumps, the fritters should will still work. 
    • Feel free to try this recipe with different cheeses in place of the cheese called for. You can also try different spices to switch it up and make them your own!
  • Store these fritters in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag in the freezer between layers of parchment or wax paper.
  • (I place mine into a ziplock horizontally, layering them between pieces of parchment paper, then place the bag on its side, flat in the freezer until they are frozen solid, then you can set the bag upright wherever you'd like in the freezer!)
  • Re-heat these fritters at 350*F in the oven until crispy and and warm again for a quick snack or meal!