Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cauliflower Power

I had no idea it was World Vegetarian Day, the annual kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month, till I logged onto twitter this afternoon and saw a tweet about it but so far it's been a vegetarian day. Not holding out hope for dinner as I'm heading to a Greek Festival and ummm well the Souvlaki will be calling me but what I had for lunch is a vegetarian dream.

Sooooo flippin' good and CHEAP. I scored a gorgeous cauliflower at get this... the 99¢ store of all places.

Vegetarian Meatless Monday Dinner Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Gastric Bypass Vertical Sleeve Cooking Blog Shelly's Cauliflower Fritters

2 cups Cooked Cauliflower, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper

Boil cauliflower in salted water till fork tender but not falling apart. Drain. Coarsely chop cauliflower. I snipped it with kitchen shears. Add remaining ingredients. Mix till combined. Using an ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measure form into patties. Slightly press down. Place in a non-stick pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Cook on low to medium heat till browned on one side about 5 minutes. Flip, pat down slightly and cook till browned on other side about 5 minutes. I made 8 fritters, the recipe can be halved I wanted leftovers.

Serve with Shelly's Garlicky Parmesan Yogurt Dip or Shelly's High Protein Parmesan Dip for an extra protein punch or they are also yummy with Marinara.

Nom.
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6 comments:

Mom2C&D said...

This looks soooo good! Thanks for creating and inspiring me so often! I made a similar recipe with my third graders when one student brought in an enormous zucchini from his garden. The only difference was adding shredded zucchini instead of cauliflower and some minced onion.
YUM!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Michelle,
Today being my birthday,I wanted to thank YOU for helping be a part of what saved my life. Your inspitation,recipes, quips and
(often hilarious) life lines have helped me survive this journey back from the brink. Thank you.
Love and hugs
Tara from MI

Marsha and Mike said...

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Sandy said...

Made these for dinner tonight....YUM! Definitely making again. Thanks :)

Nica said...

I love cauliflower & really needed a new way to prepare it so I'm looking forward to making your fritters. However, I will not use non-stick frying pans after a good friend of mine who also happens to be a pathologist warned me about the chipping so I was wondering if it would make a difference if I used non-stick cooking spray on a stainless steel pan instead.

Drive it like you STOLE it!! said...

I made these tonight and topped them with homemade pizza sauce and freshly shredded parm...sort of mini pizzas. My 11 year old LOVED it! Does my heart good to get veggies in my whippersnapper!