Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
- 1 head fresh cauliflower, washed and cut into florets
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or matzah meal
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. white pepper (or black pepper)
- oil, for frying
2. Drain the cauliflower in a colander. Mash lightly with a fork, leaving some texture rather than creating a mash. Let the cauliflower cool a bit.
3. Place cauliflower in a mixing bowl. Add beaten eggs. Add enough flour or matzah meal to create a pancake-like batter. Season with salt and pepper.
4. On medium-high heat, heat a few tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, drop batter by tablespoonfuls into pan. Flatten the pancakes a bit so they are not too thick to cook well in the middle. Fry approximately 3 minutes on each side, until browned on both sides and firm in the middle. Remove from frying pan onto paper towels to drain excess oil and cool.
5. Repeat, starting with hot oil and then dropping spoonfuls of batter, until all the batter is used.
Variation: Combine the cauliflower with broccoli, and double all the other ingredients.
1. Adjust the heat when frying so it is just right. If you fry on too high heat (or with too little oil), the pancakes might burn. But if you fry on too low heat, the pancakes will be mushy rather than crisp.
2. Use enough oil when frying so that the pancakes won't burn, but don't use so much oil that the pancakes are oily.
3. Don't make the pancakes too large that they fall apart when flipped over.