Cauliflower Fritters

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This Ottolenghi recipe is a keeper.  We used the air fryer, but pan-frying shouldn't be too much more time or effort.  Either way, we cooked these as an appetizer, mostly just to say we had a party, even if for just the three of us!

Yogurt - Lime Dip
 1 ⅓ cups Greek yogurt
 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
 zest of one lime
 2 tbsp lime juice
 salt and pepper to taste
Fritters
 1 cauliflower
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 tbsp cilantro
 1 garlic clove, crushed
 2 shallots, finely chopped
 4 eggs
 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground tumeric
 1 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp ground black pepper
 oil for frying
1

Whisk all the ingredients for the dip and allow to chill in the fridge, if possible. That's all for the dip!

2

Prepare your cauliflower by trimming off the leaves and cutting the flowers into very small pieces. Add the cauliflower to a pot of boiling salted water and simmer for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain the cauliflower, but feel free to keep the water for other cooking.

3

While the cauliflower is cooking, put the flour, chopped parsley, garlic, shallots, eggs, and spices in a bowl and whisk them together to create a batter. When the mixture is mostly smooth, add the warm cauliflower. The batter will be wet but able to form a loose ball.

4

To fry in the air fryer, oil your grates and set the temperature to 380 degrees. Place balls of dough into the fryer and pat down with a spatula -- think of latkes! Cook for 10 minutes, then flip until golden brown on both sides.

Ingredients

Yogurt - Lime Dip
 1 ⅓ cups Greek yogurt
 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
 zest of one lime
 2 tbsp lime juice
 salt and pepper to taste
Fritters
 1 cauliflower
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 tbsp cilantro
 1 garlic clove, crushed
 2 shallots, finely chopped
 4 eggs
 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground tumeric
 1 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp ground black pepper
 oil for frying

Directions

1

Whisk all the ingredients for the dip and allow to chill in the fridge, if possible. That's all for the dip!

2

Prepare your cauliflower by trimming off the leaves and cutting the flowers into very small pieces. Add the cauliflower to a pot of boiling salted water and simmer for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain the cauliflower, but feel free to keep the water for other cooking.

3

While the cauliflower is cooking, put the flour, chopped parsley, garlic, shallots, eggs, and spices in a bowl and whisk them together to create a batter. When the mixture is mostly smooth, add the warm cauliflower. The batter will be wet but able to form a loose ball.

4

To fry in the air fryer, oil your grates and set the temperature to 380 degrees. Place balls of dough into the fryer and pat down with a spatula -- think of latkes! Cook for 10 minutes, then flip until golden brown on both sides.

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