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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Flower Fries

Another misleading name probably? I like doing this in return for little one's expression when he is told what he's getting. These are cauliflower fritters actually. Over where I am, one would find them in vegan restaurants. Cauliflower fried in a batter tastes quite different from eating it on its own, a nice soft texture and a light fragrance. They make healthy snacks for kids. Great way to get them to eat more greens although not literally. This one doesn't even taste like vegetables with a plus of it not being green in color.

I saw this recipe when a chef/regular columnist in a local newspaper obliged a mother's request for it. I was attracted when I saw that the recipe listed cheese as one of the ingredients. I don't recall tasting cheese in the ones that I had.

So, that's how I ended up with these and how they ended up in little one and his friends' stomachs over lunch in school. The kids loved them and I was very glad when I saw a squeaky clean lunch box :)

Source (Amy Beh)
  • 700g cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped red chilli
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil, then add cauliflower. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Drain and soak cauliflower in ice-cold water for a while.
  2. Drain from the ice-cold water, then chop cauliflower roughly. Add cauliflower into combined flour mixture.
  3. Add garlic, coriander, onion, chilli and cheese. Stir to combine. Pour the beaten egg over and stir until well combined. Gradually add in 50-60ml water. Stir into a very thick batter. (If it is too dry, add a little more water.)
  4. Heat oil in a wok, spoon in a tablespoon of mixture into the hot oil. Do not over-crowd the wok. Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. Dish out and drain. Serve the fritters with chilli sauce.


Hi, I hope over from Lena's and noticed that you do cook, do join in the heritage food trail. Will be interesting to know more of yours.

these fritters sound great too, i actually like the sound of a little cheese in them too, makes them more tasty!

Thanks for the invitation Edith, will give some thought to it.

Thanks for dropping by Lena, yes, cheese gave it a nice twist :)

I JUST started eating cauliflower - always thought I hated it and now I love it - maybe my kids will like these too!

Thanks for the recipe!

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