Keto Cauliflower Fritters
These simple Keto Cauliflower Fritters are easy, gluten-free vegetable patties to have as a side dish to your lunch or dinner with only 1.3 grams of net carbs per serving!
These low-carb fritters are also paleo and dairy-free!
These paleo cauliflower fritters are simply the best! A simple, crispy clean food recipe perfect as a meal on its own or to fill low-carb burger buns.
What Are Cauliflower Fritters?
Classic Cauliflower Fritters are typically made with eggs, flour, and, of course, cauliflower. They are then fried in olive oil.
However, such a recipe isn’t keto-friendly because all-purpose flour has many times more net carbs than one of the keto-friendly flours.
So, if you need a low-carb version of the Cauliflower Fritters, read my recipe below!
How To Make Keto Cauliflower Fritters
It takes just a few minutes to make these fritters.
I love cauliflower because it’s a low-carb vegetable, and it’s loaded with fiber.
All you need to make these keto fritters are a few simple ingredients:
- Grated cauliflower – a perfectly keto-friendly vegetable. In fact, Cauliflower is often used to replace rice on a keto diet.
- Fresh herbs
- Grated Cheese – grated mozzarella works great and is a keto-friendly dairy product.
- Almond flour – or Gluten-free, low-carb breadcrumb. Learn how to choose keto-friendly flours.
- Spices – Cilantro, Garlic, and Chili, make the best combination, but feel free to try different mixes.
Preparing the fritter batter
Start by cutting the cauliflower into small florets, and process them in your food processor until they reach a rice-like size.
Add the eggs, almond flour, spices, and cheese. Combine all the ingredients to form your batter.
The texture of the batter is quite moist. I recommend squeezing a small portion in your hands to form 5 cm diameter cauliflower fritters.
Then place the keto cauliflower fritters on a plate covered with parchment paper and lightly press them with your hand to shape flat fritters.
Frying the keto fritters
You must fry them for at least 5 minutes on one side before flipping them over for 3 more minutes on the other side.
I recommend using avocado oil, the best keto-friendly cooking oil for frying.
Serving Keto Cauliflower Fritters
You can eat these fritters as a side dish to a full keto meal or on their own topped with mashed avocado, lettuce, and homemade ketchup.
But it’s also a great appetizer to serve with any keto-friendly dip.
You can also use them as a vegetarian filling for your sandwich – I made cauliflower vegetarian sliders with halloumi and cranberries with them – and put them in your lunch box.
Microwave them for a few minutes and eat them with raw veggies in a wrap or slider bun.
This batter makes about 16 fritters, so you can store any leftovers in a plastic box in the fridge and rewarm them in a frying pan – without oil this time.
More Keto Side Dish Recipes
If you’ve enjoyed this simple Keto Cauliflower Fritter, I’m sure you’ll also love these recipes:
I hope you will enjoy this new simple recipe and if you give it a try, drop a comment! I love hearing from you.
Keto Cauliflower Fritters
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- 2 ½ cups Cauliflower grated, packed
- 2 large Eggs
- ¾ cup Almond Flour
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Chili flakes optional
- 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or avocado oil
- ½ cup Grated Mozzarella optional if paleo
- Cut the cauliflower florets of one small cauliflower head.
- Place the florets into a food processor with the S blade attachment.
- Process until it forms fine cauliflower rice.
- Measure 2 1/2 cups of packed grated cauliflower and place into a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, almond flour, fresh herbs, salt and chili flakes, and grated cheese.
- Combine with a spatula until it forms a fritter batter that holds together.
- Use your hands to shape small fritters – you should make about 16 medium fritters with this recipe. The smaller and thinner they are, the faster they will fry. Make sure you squeeze the batter very well into your hands first to form a ball.
- Place the cauliflower ball onto a plate covered with parchment paper and flatten with your hand – about half cm thick, 5 cm diameter.
- In a frying pan, under medium heat, warm the vegetable oil.
- When the oil is hot, add the cauliflower fritters and cook for at least 3-5 minutes on one side before flipping them on the other side.
- Fry for 3 more minutes on the other side and remove them from the pan when perfectly fried.
- Cool down on a plate covered with absorbent paper to remove the excess oil.
- Repeat until all the fritters are cooked. You may have to adjust the oil level for the following fritter adding 1-2 tablespoons of extra vegetable oil.
- Serve hot with mashed avocado on top or as a vegetarian burger patty.
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This recipe sounds great. I am not overly concerned with being keto-friendly, will this work with all purpose flour and vegetable oil. Thank you
I didn’t try all-purpose flour yet, but I guess it will work, I would start with a bit less than the recipe call for almond flour (like 1/2 cup), then add gradually until the texture look thick enough to be cooked in the pan.Enjoy!
I replaced Dried Parsley for Cilantro. Replaced 2 garlic cloves + 1/4 tsp. kosher salt for garlic salt and omitted chili flakes. I fried 1/2 in a frying pan and the rest in my Ninja Foodi(NF) for 20 min. – Aircrisp, 375 degrees in a basket. Texture was better in the NF and the fritters held together better than the fried fritters. Also no added fat in the NF. Will make again, but not my best work!
Hi! How many fritters make one serving?
The recipe makes 16 fritters, 1 serve is 4 fritters. Enjoy, XOXO Carine
I think I missed how many fritters is 1 serving. I made them and ate them all !! ahahhaha
It should serve about 2 people and make 16 fritters, but hey, it is ok if you had them all 🙂 We need to indulge sometime and it is healthy food. Take care, Carine
I tried making the cauliflower fritters but the batter never came together so Inwas
Not able to make them into balls. Suggestions? Thank you, I put it in all in a loaf pan and will bake it. Will let you know how that turns out.
I am sorry to hear that. Did you use large eggs and the grated cheese version or no cheese ? The cheese and large eggs really help hold everything together better. I hope it come out great as a loaf too. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine
Will definitely try with the avocado; cooked up better than I expected! Was thinking a mustard sauce would be good; any suggestions? Thank you!
Mustard sauce on the side would be good but I recommend my simple avocado dip on top or sugar free tomato sauce. This is amazing! Enjoy the fritters. XOXO Carine.
Hi there!!!! Could I replace the eggs with something else? These look so good! But I don’t eat eggs!
Hello! My husband is vegan (so he won’t eat egg too), I did this recipe with a flax egg for him and it comes out great. It is basically 1 tbsp flaxmeal soaked 10 minutes in 3 tbsp of water. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.
Do you have any recipes that do not involve avocdo, eggs , cow, pork ? I am not a fan of these items. I can tolerate an eggs in cookies, salmon patties, but not just egg straight up. Yuk! My preference of food is a matter of taste an texture. I need to eat clean but having problems with likes and dislikes. Love vegetables, fish, fruits, nuts, legumes and beans!!! My problem is cheese and fries foods. ????
Of course ! If you click on the recipe tab on top of the blog menu, a searching tool will appears on the left. You will be able to search recipes per diet. If you look for vegan recipes they will be egg free, dairy free and meat free. Enjoy the blog recipes ! XOXO Carine.
Yum. Made it twice so far for me & family. Will do again!
I am so happy to read that ! It is a delicious dinner that my family love too. I am glad in makes your family happy as well. Thanks for sharing and testing my recipes !XOXO Carine.
Hi, This looks delicious I was wondering if these could be baked instead of fried? If so, what temperature do you suggest and for how long? Thanks!
Hi Joanne, Yes sure see recipe note! thanks. Carine.
These look delicious! I just love cauliflower and how versatile it is. This is one recipe on the list to try!
Hi Angela, You will love it ! So simple and delicious 🙂 Carine.
Yum, these look absolutely sensational Carine! Love the idea of using them for lunch in a slider bun too. Yum yum!
I will share my slider bun recipe today keep an eye on the blog 🙂