Cauliflower Fritters Recipe

  • Author: Michiel Steur
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 2 (makes 10 fritters) 1x


This easy recipe makes quick and healthy homemade cauliflower fritters with incredible flavour thanks to paprika, thyme and parsley.



  • 1 medium-sized cauliflower, cut into florets (approximately 350g)
2 medium-sized eggs
  • 60g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Boil cauliflower florets until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, then drain again. Leave to dry slightly before moving to the next step.
  2. Transfer cauliflower florets to a food processor and chop into very small pieces. Don’t pulse for too long, you will need small pieces rather than a paste, it’s okay if you have a few larger chunks. You could chop by hand if you don’t have a food processor.
  3. Mix two eggs and combine with the cauliflower. I like doing this using my KitchenAid stand mixer using the paddle attachment, but you could easily do this with a wooden spoon. Add flour, herbs and spices and mix well.
  4. Heat olive oil in a frying pan until very hot. Using two tablespoons scoop out approximately two tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and flatten with the back of a spoon. Fry on each side for a couple of minutes until golden and crispy on the outside.


Experiment endlessly with different herbs and spices!

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 400

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