Cauliflower with cheese fritters

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 80 mins
Cauliflower with cheese fritters
Crispy vegetable fritters with zingy dip everyone will enjoy.

For the fritters Relish dip

1 cauliflower

100g plain flour

4 eggs, beaten

100g feta cheese, roughly crumbled into small chunks

125g ball mozzarella, torn into small pieces

Zest 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve

Small bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Olive oil, for frying

1 onion, chopped

2 red peppers, chopped

Small chunk ginger, finely grated

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red chilli, chopped (leave the seeds in)

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp yellow mustard seeds

250g tomatoes, roughly chopped if large, left whole if cherry

50g soft light brown sugar

50ml red wine vinegar

2 tbsp sultanas

Make the relish by softening the onion, peppers, ginger, garlic and chilli in the oil in a large saucepan.

Add the mustard seeds, tomatoes, sugar and vinegar.

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, then uncover and simmer for 10 minutes more until sticky.

Remove from the heat and stir in the sultanas.

Boil a large saucepan of water.

Quarter the cauliflower and cut away most of the stalk then roughly chop the cauliflower.

Once the water is boiling, add all the cauliflower, cover and cook for 3 minutes exactly.

Drain immediately, then tip everything back into the saucepan and put back over a low heat, to dry out for a few minutes.

Tip the flour into a large bowl with plenty of salt and pepper then gradually whisk in the eggs to make a smooth batter.

Mix in the cheeses, lemon zest and most of the parsley, then gently stir in all of the cauliflower.

Turn your oven on low so the fritters are kept warm while cooking in batches.

Use a heavy based frying pan or griddle over a high heat on the hob.

Add and swirl in some olive oil, then spoon in the mixture to make roughly 10-12cm round fritters.

Fry for 3-5 minutes until golden underneath gently pressing down with a spatula then flip and repeat.

To serve, warm up the relish slightly, scatter the fritters with remaining parsley and add some lemon wedges.


Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
80 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Vegetables, Sugar, Oil, Chilli, Spice

Recipe Type
Party Food, Entertaining

Level of Difficulty


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