Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cauliflower & Cheese Cakes

We have a new favorite vegetable side dish over here...cheesy cauliflower cakes.  They are delicious, nutritious...and come with a bit of heat.  Try them.  I think you'll like them!

  • 1 medium-sized head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and cook  until tender (8-10 minutes).
  2. Drain.  Mash cauliflower while warm.  
  3. Cool slightly; then stir in cheese, eggs, bread crumbs and seasonings.
  4. Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  5. Form the cauliflower mixture into patties (about 3 inches in diameter).
  6. Cook until set and golden in colour...about 2 minutes per side. 

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE these! I made them last fall and ate them right out of the pan!

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  2. They sound yummy - pinned the recipe!

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  3. What size cauliflower did you use? Or approximately how many cups of raw cauliflower? These look delicious!

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    1. Good question. I use medium-sized head of cauliflower. They always seem to turn out just fine...whether the head is a little bigger or smaller.

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  4. Amazing. I can't wait to try this next week when I go back to the store to grab some veggies! This is so something my husband would eat - and it's hard to find him foods... he's so picky. I think this will do the trick!

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  5. what a great twist to a vegetable side dish - thank you for sharing!

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  6. Oh my - these look delicious and I am so going to make this! I've made "mashed" caulifower to resemble mashed potatoes and we really like that too. Thanks Judy!

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  7. These look absolutely wonderful. Will try them soon. Thanks!

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  8. I made these for lunch today! We liked them. Husband wasn't sure what the "veggie" was!

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    1. I'm smiling...that he couldn't find the veggies!

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  9. ...great for those on an Atkins-type diet. Thank you!

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  10. Oh no,how could you do this to me? Cauliflower is up to $3.99, but it's my favorite and I'm going to have to make it anyway. What could be better than cauliflower, cheese and frying?

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  11. I didn't have the Panko breadcrumbs so I used Italian Bread Crumbs instead since that's a staple in my household. My family loved this dish and I will make it again next week for a Bible Study social. So simple and delicious.....

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