Cauliflower, Kale & Parmesan Fritters with a poached egg

Cauliflower, Kale & Parmesan Fritters

Blog and recipe from the lovely Katrina Stones, Chef extraordinaire from UNE Life, Functions & Catering

Being “well” means not only keeping our physical and mental health in tip-top shape it also comes down a lot to what we put into our bodies and how that makes us feel. Now more then ever we should be aware of the effects types of foods have on our overall health and how that reflects in our day to day lives.

To help keep your taste buds dancing and our bodies nourished the team at UNE Life, Functions & Catering, has decided to bust out a few recipes that you might enjoy creating at home.

Whilst we’re not in the ideal situation rights now we can still look after ourselves as well as eat delicious and nutritious food! Who knows you may find a love of food that you didn’t know existed. 🤗

Our first installment is one of the most popular dishes created for the relaunch of Booloominbah (which was unfortunately just before we went into COVID-19 lockdown).  We thought, instead of keeping secrets we would prefer to share this little gem with you whilst you’re at home!

Heads up – this recipe is amazing any time of the day, but pack a punch when it comes to providing us with a boost of veggies. You can build them up into a full meal or simply serve as a delicious and healthy snack.

But before we get to the good stuff, we thought we should share a few facts;

  • Cauliflower is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. It provides antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect our red blood cells. The fiber it contains can be helpful to enhance weight loss and digestion, choline that is essential for learning and memory, and many other important nutrients.
  • Kale, on the other hand, contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems.
  • Antioxidants help the body remove unwanted toxins that result from natural processes and environmental pressures.

Cauliflower, Kale & Parmesan Fritters

Makes 12

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 whole Cauliflower head cut into small florets
  • 2 whole eggs gently beaten
  • ¼ Bunch of kale washed, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 100gms grated parmesan
  • 165gms Gluten Free Plain Flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

METHOD:

  1. Blanch your cauliflower in a pot of salted water until just tender you do not want this to fall apart.
  2. Drain and leave to cool until it’s room temperature.
  3. Using a potato masher or a fork gently crush the florets until they are broken you want these to still have a texture to them.
  4. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper of choice (I use white pepper)
  5. Add the beaten eggs and gently mix with a spoon or spatula.
  6. Add the chopped kale and parmesan cheese and fold through again.
  7. Using a cutting motion cut through the flour until it starts to stick.
  8. At this point, your mixture will be slightly wet but should have a tacky feel to it
  9. Using an ice-cream scoop or your hands roll into 80gm balls and flatten lightly (you should have 12 fritters)
  10. To Cook gently heat a frying pan or flat plate up (BBQ works well or electric frypan is also fine) drizzle with a little oil
  11. Cook fritters for around ¾ mins each side until golden in colour. You can keep them warm in the oven or cool completely on a wire rack and freeze for later.
  12. Eat as they are or serve them with a refreshing leafy salad and a poached egg!

Enjoy!

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