These Buffalo-blue cheese cauliflower fritters have bits of blue cheese throughout, and a good amount of heat that's tamed by a little sour cream for dipping., January 2023


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Place a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Place cauliflower and water in a medium microwaveable bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on High until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Carefully remove plastic wrap and drain well. Let cool slightly, uncovered, at room temperature, for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer the drained cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor; pulse until broken into smaller pieces, about 3 pulses. Add eggs, flour, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, baking powder and 1/2 cup blue cheese; pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped and the mixture is well combined, about 20 pulses. Remove the knife blade from the food processor and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese.

  • Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Working in 3 batches (about 6 to 7 fritters per batch), spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of cauliflower mixture into hot oil and gently press into a 1 1/2-inch-wide patty using a metal spatula. Cook until well browned on both sides, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate using a metal spatula. Place the fritters on the prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat the process with the remaining cauliflower mixture. Serve warm with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

about 2 fritters
127 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 7g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 1g; fat 9g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 42mg; vitamin a iu 179IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 22mg; vitamin d iu 10IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 48mg; vitamin k 11mg; sodium 223mg; calcium 76mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 11mg; phosphorus 86mg; potassium 176mg; zinc 1mg; omega 3 fatty acid 1g; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 2mg; selenium 7mcg.