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Cauliflower fritters with feta, mint and dill

Neil Perry
Neil Perry

These plump little fritters make delicious starters at a dinner or cocktail party. Any vegetable that grates well can be used in this recipe. If you prefer, you can wrap the cauliflower mixture in filo patry (see note at bottom).

Substitute the cauliflower with zucchini, carrot or any other vegetable that grates well.
Substitute the cauliflower with zucchini, carrot or any other vegetable that grates well. Photo: William Meppem

Ingredients

1 large red onion, coarsely diced

2 tbsp grapeseed oil

1 cauliflower (about 900g), grated

3 x eggs

2/3 cup (100g) plain flour

pinch freshly ground white pepper

1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped

1 tbsp fresh dill leaves, chopped

200g sheep's milk feta cheese,

mashed with a fork

extra virgin olive oil, for frying

good-quality tomato-chilli relish, to serve

Method

In a large frying pan, fry onion in the grapeseed oil over a medium heat until it is soft and lightly coloured. Add cauliflower and sauté for 2 minutes.

Place in a colander to drain any excess liquid and allow to cool slightly.

In a bowl, whisk eggs with flour until well blended. Add pepper and herbs and mix well. Fold mashed feta into eggs, together with cooked onions and cauliflower. If batter is too runny, add a little more flour.

On medium heat, cover bottom of a large, non-stick, frying pan with enough olive oil to deep fry and spoon in a dollop for each fritter. Do not overcrowd the pan. Turn and cook until both sides are lightly browned. Drain on absorbent paper towel.

Place the fritters on a plate and serve with tomato-chilli relish.

Note: To make cauliflower filo pastries see similar recipe here

 

Photography by William Meppem. Food styling by Hannah Meppem. Food preparation by Nick Banbury.

Main ingredient:
Cauliflower, Cheese, Eggs
Course:
Finger-food, Lunchbox, Starter/Entree, Side Dish
Occasion:
Cocktail Party, Dinner Party, Midweek dinner, New Years

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