Cauliflower fritters

Cauliflower fritters

1 of X pages

Cauliflower fritters

Cauliflower fritters

Everyone agrees that cauliflower cheese is delicious, but this recipe gives you a lovely variation.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 16 fritters


  • 1/2 large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60g RSPCA Assured labelled Cheddar 
    or Gruyere Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


Place the cauliflower into boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes or until just tender. Don’t let it go soggy, slightly under cooked is great because you want the fritters to have a bit of texture.

Drain and rinse the florets under cold water to stop the cooking process. Chop them into smallish chunks and place in a bowl.

Sift the flour and the baking powder into a mixing bowl and add the cheese, nutmeg and chilli. Season. Make a well in the centre and drop in the eggs. Slowly mix with a wooden spoon until it is all incorporated and most of the lumps have gone. Fold in the cauliflower florets and coat thoroughly in the batter.

Heat the oil, preferably in a deep-fat fryer, to 170°C/325°F/gas 3. If you don’t have one, heat the oil in a deep-sided pan. It will be at the correct temperature if you drop in a piece of bread and it bubbles instantly.

Take a tablespoonful of the mix and slide it into the fryer, using another spoon to push the mix off if it helps. Always work away from you when deep-frying. Fry the fritters until golden brown and remove from the oil. Place on absorbent paper, sprinkle with salt.

Serve alongside a roast dinner or as a great veggie starter.

Recipe: The Freedom Food Celebrity Recipe Collection

RSPCA Assured Salmon

Shopping list

Find out where to buy RSPCA Assured ingredients by entering your postcode on our where to buy map!

Can't find them in your usual supermarket? Let them know via our quick and easy form.

When you’re food shopping, look out for the RSPCA Assured logo on meat, fish and eggs.

The animals have been cared for to RSPCA welfare standards and have had better lives.

Current rating: 3 stars Rate this recipe