Move over hash browns, these healthy and delicious, crispy Low Carb Cauliflower Fritters are even better and healthier. They're so easy to make, gluten free, sugar free and keto friendly!
Growing up my mother used to make corn fritters which were always a big hit in my house. Especially growing up in New Jersey which has the absolute best corn ever by far.
We would eat them for breakfast or lunch or really any time of the day, and they would always be crispy and delicious.
Ah, the good old days.... when I used to eat corn...
I thought these Cauliflower Fritters would be a great option for all of my low carb friends, or frankly anyone that doesn't eat corn anymore. Or anyone that wants to mix it up a bit.
And boy was I right.
They came out crispy and tender with a wonderful texture. Dare I say these are even more fantastic than I remember my beloved corn fritters.
I am normally all about texture with my foods, but since losing my taste and smell I really have to focus even more on it. It's basically all I have when I eat so it's really important to me.
What I also about these fritters is that they make a wonderful alternate to bread for sandwiches if you are cutting out carbs. Now don't get me wrong and please don't write me telling me these are nothing like bread, I am simply saying they can be made into sandwiches and such.
I am not saying in any way that these taste like regular bread, I am just offering an alternative. I always like to keep it real here and I always try to be honest.
You can also make these even bigger if you would like to use them as more of a flatbread substitute or a tortilla wrap. I would just flatten them out a bit so they have more of a flatbread thickness.
The possibilities are endless and if you are trying to cut back on carbs or already follow a low carb diet then you know sometimes you just have to get creative.
Also, if you want to mix things up, you can also use broccoli instead of cauliflower in these fritters. To me, broccoli and cauliflower basically taste very similar and look identical (minus the color).
If you make these fritters using broccoli, let me know what you think! I always want to hear from you guys.
Either way you make them, these only require just a few simple ingredients you mist likely already have in your house. That's the way I like my recipes, easy to make, nutritious and crazy delicious.
Who has time to make crazy recipes with so many different steps? Not me.
These fritters also make a wonderful substitution for classic hash browns. Personally I have never loved potatoes ( I know that's hard to believe since I am half Irish) with the exception of French fries of course, but maybe try these the next time you go to make hash browns with your eggs?
It's a great way to cut back on carbs and add some veggies. And when I eat them with my scrambled eggs I will always have a side of bacon.
I can never pass up bacon. And why should I?
I topped mine with avocado and sliced tomatoes, but you can add whatever you'd like. Or even dip them in your favorite dressing.
My kids love to dip these in Ranch dressing and I have to say, it is really, really delicious.
I don't think these pictures even do these justice and show just how crispy these came out. I mean, who wants soggy fritters anyway?
- 1 medium head of cauliflower
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ cup almond flour, more if needed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- Start by chopping the cauliflower into florets. Then cook them into boiling water or in a steamer until fork-tender (once you can easily insert a fork is ready to go. If you go until a puree texture, it will absorb a lot of water, more work afterwords but not a problem).
- First, let the cauliflower cool enough to be able to handle it. Then place it inside of a clean tea towel and squeeze it as much water out as possible. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Add smoked paprika, salt and ground pepper and stir to combine.
- Place the cauliflower in a bowl and use a potato masher to mash the bigger pieces of cauliflower that could remain.
- Add ¼ cup of almond flour and stir. The result should be a soft dough that doesn’t lose its shape. Add an extra tablespoon of flour if needed.
- Fold in the shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir very well to combine.
- Finally, cook the fritters in a large skillet over medium heat. Drizzle the skillet with a bit of olive oil or vegetable spray—Cook the fritters on both sides.
- Serve the fritters with avocado, tomatoes, or your favorite dip.
I wanted to share some more delicious, low carb cauliflower recipes that I thought you might like to try:
Keto Cauliflower Tots from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Loaded Cauliflower from Low Carb Maven
Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad from Sugar Free Mom
Greek Artichoke Cauliflower Rice Salad from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet from All Day I Dream About Food
I just wanted to share the cauliflower love. It's just so versatile and can be used as a healthy substitute in so many recipes.
If you make these Cauliflower Fritters or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy these! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!