Cauliflower “Latkes”…for the Holidays!

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These are so delicious that we couldn’t resist posting! We love these because if you like to venture into unexplored nutrition realms these fit beautifully into your bariatric lifestyle! They are similar to a potato latke but boast a better nutrition profile to help you meet your goals through even the toughest food-heavy holidays!


6 cups roughly chopped raw cauliflower (from 2 small heads)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup white whole wheat flour
2 extra large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/3 cup hot water
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper
4 teaspoons olive oil


*Steam the cauliflower in 2 1/2 cups water over medium heat until tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and quickly rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking. Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces with a knife once steamed and measure to make 5 cups. Set aside the rest for another use.
*In a large bowl, combine the steamed cauliflower, flour, garlic, eggs, grated cheese, parsley, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper. Add water so that batter becomes slightly more dense than pancake batter.
*Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, add 1 teaspoon of oil coating bottom of the pan. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to form fritters. You can fit 4 fritters at a time, flattening them slightly with the back of the measuring cup. Cook until golden brown, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining oil and batter 3 more times.


Servings: 8, Size: 2 fritters
Calories: 139
Protein: 7 grams
Carb: 14 grams
Fat: 6 grams