I am always happy when I create a recipe that uses a vegetable I don’t eat a lot of. Cauliflower! Of all the cruciferous vegetables broccoli is usually my preferred choice, partly because it is famous for being super healthy and also because I just love green coloured foods. I find cauliflower more tricky to cook as it is tougher and I simply haven’t perfected the art of cooking it!
So in this recipe the cauliflower isn’t cooked, only blended in a food processor and then shaped into handsome patties, which are fried briefly and are ready in exactly 4 minutes (2 minutes for each side). The mixture is blended twice to allow all the ingredients to bind together and form a thick paste that’s easy to work with.
The patties have a bit of bite, a mildly smoky flavour and are the perfect replacement for potatoes or rice, or even salad! They are also a great healthy and satisfying snack which can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Today was all about cauliflower and I loved it! If you make this recipe I’d love to know how it turned out:)
1 medium/large cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 cup grated mature cheddar cheese (or other strong cheese)
4 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped
1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons olive oil for frying
In a blender process the cauliflower, garlic and coriander to obtain a crumbly mixture. Add the smoked paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, cheese and 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs and puree again until the mixture is no longer crumbly. Form round patties and coat in the remaining breadcrumbs. Heat up a little oil and fry the patties on a medium heat for 2 minutes on each side. Avoid overcrowding the pan and work in batches if necessary.
I’ve entered this recipe in #SaucySaturdays hosted by La Petit Chef, Mid-Life Croissant, Take Two Tapas, and The Flavor Bender. I’ve also entered it in Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by searchingforspice.com