Cauliflower Pancakes

We aren’t watching our carbs or looking to sneak vegetables into our food but this would be a perfect recipe for both of these things.  I simply needed a simple side dish that wasn’t green beans, peas, carrots, broccoli or corn.  Out of pure need for variety this recipe was born.

Cauliflower Pancakes

  1. Chop a head of cauliflower into bite size chunks.
  2. Place cauliflower into a pot of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil until tender about 10 minutes.
  4. Mash with a potato masher or a fork.  I mash until there is still some texture but the pieces are rather small.
  5. Preheat a griddle or a pan to medium heat.  Use 1 teaspoon of olive oil to keep these from sticking.
  6. Add two eggs, 1/2 cup of Panko, 1 cup shredded Co-Jack cheese, a pinch of salt and a shake of cayenne pepper.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Scoop about 2 Tablespoons onto the heated surface and flatten with the back of the spoon.  Repeat if space allows the patties not to touch.
  9. Cook for about 4 minutes per side.
  10. Serve warm.

Cheesy Cauliflower Patties.  Photo credit to the 3 year old Freefom Foodie.