This was supper last night. I tried a recipe found online for cauliflower — I love cauliflower, raw or cooked — but it was a disappointment. If I make it again, it will be with a few adjustments: maybe a sharper, more flavourful cheese than the “old” cheddar I used; maybe some minced onions and garlic. Also, my mixture couldn’t be formed into patties in the usual way, as it was too wet and sloppy; I had to glop it into the pan by dropping it from a spoon, and then flatten each mound into a pattie. Also I used bread crumbs, not having ever purchased panko, whatever that is, in my life. And the cayenne gave the patties some heat, but not much flavour. I wonder now, did I add the salt? And olive oil isn’t the kind to use if you’re setting your stove at medium-high heat, as it burns too quickly.
I was impressed to see how the cooked cauliflower mashed up just like potatoes!
Here’s the recipe; you great cooks out there, please do send your suggestions for making this more flavourful:
Cheesy Cauliflower Patties
1 head cauliflower
2 large eggs
1/2 c cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 c panko or bread crumbs
1/2 t cayenne pepper
Cut cauliflower into florets & cook in boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Mash the cauliflower while still warm. Stir cheese, eggs, panko or bread crumbs, cayenne & 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.