Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes

Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes

Perfect for a light veggie lunch, a starter or just a scoff!

Description

Prep:           10 mins.

Cooking:      15 mins.

Course:        Starter, lunch or snack,

Serves:         4

Rating:         2:  Easy

 

Find:

  • 1 cauliflower – either a fresh head, or a bag of frozen florets
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g cheese of some sort – I prefer Leicester, but….
  • 1 onion, finely chopped.
  • Breadcrumbs, soft – about 2 slices or more, well blitzed
  • Seasoning – perhaps even a little cayenne pepper….
  • Oil (not 3-in-1, sewing machine or engine)
  • Perhaps some light soured cream, just to be a little indulgent…
  • Frying pan

Method:

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water until tender, probably about 10 minutes
  • Drain well and mash the cauliflower while it is still warm
  • Grate the cheese, chop the onion, (tote that barge; lift that bale; get a little drunk and…. Y’know the song!)
  • Stir in the cheese, eggs, onions, bread crumbs & salt to taste….this is where you can add a bit of cayenne….
  • Oil your frying pan and pop it over a medium to high heat
  • Make the cauliflower mixture into balls, then burger shapes; thick and round, whatever size you wish – make one big one if you wish, but it’ll be a bugger to turn over!
  • Fry until the mixture is properly set, lovely and golden brown on each side, perhaps about 3 minutes per side, maybe more
  • Plate up. Tuck in.  Enjoy with some light sour cream!

Cauliflower cheese 2

Cauliflower cheese 2:

PICTURE 10

Prep:           10 mins.

Cooking:      30 mins.

Course:        Snack/Main

Serves:        2 or 4

Rating:         3:  Moderate

Find:

  • Cauliflower (a standard cauliflower serves 4 for a starter or 2 as a main)
  • All in one sauce – See Tricks’n’Tips
  • Grated cheese
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Seasonings – with lots of black pepper
  • Ovenproof ceramic or glass dish
  • Saucepan

Method:

  • Cut cauli into florets (25mm/1 inch), discarding the thick stem and all but the smallest of leaves,
  • Boil in salted water for 5 mins and then ……
  • Fry the softened florets in any of/a mixture of olive, walnut and/or sesame oil, browning them well, tasting and seasoning as you go. Don’t be concerned when they break up as you fry them, because they’re bound to.
  • Again, as above, make Delia’s all-in-one sauce, add the grated cheese to the sauce (saving a bit for the top mixture), stir in well and pour over the now super-tasty cauli in an oven dish.
  • Mix the saved cheese and the breadcrumbs together and sprinkle on top, then put in the oven (200 degs C) for 15 mins.

Great with ANYTHING!

I feel a song coming on……

 

’Super-cauli-tasty-crispy-expi-ali-docious!’

 

Cauliflower Cheese 1:

Cauliflower Cheese 1:

Prep:           10 mins.

Cooking:      30 mins.

Course:        Snack/Main

Serves:        2 or 4

Rating:         3:  Moderate

Cauliflower can be so BORING!

But there are ways to avoid it being so… so…. so…. BORING!.

Try this:

Find:

  • Cauliflower (a standard sized cauliflower serves 4 for a starter or 2 as a main)
  • All in one sauce – See Tricks’n’Tips
  • Grated cheese
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Seasonings – with lots of black pepper (or be really daring and try some curry powder….)
  • Ovenproof ceramic or glass dish
  • Saucepan

Method:

  • Cut cauli into florets (25mm/1 inch), discarding the thick stem and all but the smallest of leaves, boil in salted water for 10 mins.
  • Make Delia’s all-in-one sauce (such a godsend – see Tricks’n’Tips), add the grated cheese to the sauce (save a bit for the top), stir in well and pour over the drained cauli in an oven dish.
  • Mix the saved cheese and the breadcrumbs together and sprinkle on top, then put in the oven (200 degs C) for 15 mins.
  • Great with a green salad.