Friday, May 4, 2012

Winner winner fritter dinner

Who gets a ton of emails a day full of delicious food and lovely DIY crafty items....ME!!!

I look at all of them. I admire all of them. I even recreate a lot of them.

This was one I knew I must try. Something about it sounded sooooooooo good!

I did a little modification but it was very simple to make and the fritters were a meal in themselves. We ate them with a great salad and the dressing I posted a couple entries back.

This blog has some really great entries. Check it out but don't blame me when you run out of ink and paper from printing so many of them!

Enjoy and Keep on Making Stuff!!

Cauliflower Fritters

1 head cauliflower

2 eggs

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon of salt

freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup chopped green onion ( I used chopped red onion because it's what I had)

1/4 cup chopped freshly parsley

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon oil

Cut the cauliflower into quarters, and trim off the root and leafs. Trim off any suspect brown bits as well. Chop it roughly and wash. Set a steamer with an inch of water in it and put the cauliflower in a steaming basket. Steam until very tender (about 12 minutes). Remove from the steamer and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk the two eggs gently. Chop the cauliflower fine and add to the eggs along with the water, salt, onion and parsley plus lots of black pepper. Slowly stir in the 1/2 cup of flour. If it is still very moist add the remaining flour. Taste and add salt and pepper as necessary.

Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Once hot give it a spray with cooking spray if you have some and add the teaspoon of oil. Spoon the mixture in big clumps of about 2-3 tablespoons onto the pan. Gently flatten with a spatula. Allow to brown on one side, carefully flip and brown on the other side. About 3-4 minutes per side. Once browned on both sides you can transfer to a cooling rack in a warm oven if you want to keep them warm. Continue until all fritters are cooked.