Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes

Cheesy mashed cooked cauliflower is mixed with a blend of spices and then fried like potato pancakes for this healthier side dish.

Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes

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  • 1

    head cauliflower

  • 2

    large eggs

  • ½

    cup cheddar cheese, grated

  • ½

    cup Panko crumbs

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne pepper (more of less to taste)

  • Salt

  • Olive oil


Cut cauliflower into florets & cook in boiling water until tender about 10 minutes. Drain. Mash the cauliflower while still warm. Stir cheese, eggs, Panko crumbs, cayenne, and salt to taste. Coat the bottom of a griddle or skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Form the cauliflower mixture into patties about 3 inches across. Cook until golden brown & set, about 3 minutes per side. Keep each batch warm in the oven while you cook the rest. Makes 8 pancakes


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