Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters (Keto, Low Carb)

Crispy cheesy cauliflower fritters which are also keto, low carb, wheat flour free and gluten free. These make a delicious side dish.
close-up photo of a stack of Cauliflower Fritters topped with sour cream

I like making cauliflower fritters for brunch. They make a great substitute for hash browns or potatoes. I previously shared a recipe for cauliflower fritters last year. However, I wanted to create a low carb and keto friendly version.
overhead photo of Cauliflower Fritters
These are a little trickier to cook without the all purpose flour.  However, the cheese, eggs and a little bit of coconut flour, helped to keep these fritters from falling apart during cooking.

These cheesy cauliflower fritters really hit the spot. They are soft and flavorful on the inside and crispy around the edges.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 11
Crispy cheese cauliflower fritters which are also keto, gluten free, low carb and wheat flour free. These make a great substitute for hash browns or potatoes for brunch. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped scallions plus additional for garnish
  • olive oil for cooking cauliflower fritters
  • sour cream for garnish

Directions:

  1. Shred the cauliflower with a food processor or large cheese grater. Steam cauliflower until just tender.
  2. Mix in cheese with cauliflower while the cauliflower is still hot, until cheese is melted and evenly mixed in.
  3. Add in eggs, coconut flour and scallions. Mix until everything is evenly combined.
  4. Use a 1/4 cup to scoop cauliflower batter. Use the back of a spoon to compress and compact cauliflower mixture into the measuring cup.
  5. Add about 2 tbsp of olive oil to a nonstick skillet and bring to medium heat. Drop the cauliflower batter into the pan and press down slightly to form thick disc. Cook cauliflower a few minutes on each side until crispy. Make sure the bottom side is completely browned and cooked before attempting to flip cauliflower to other side. The cauliflower will not be stable enough to flip until one side is cooked.
  6. Repeat with remaining cauliflower. Add more oil to pan if needed. When cauliflower fritters are done, top with sour cream and scallions and serve.

Notes:

  • For best results, use a non-stick skillet. This will allow you to cook the fritters with very little oil. If you use other skillets, you will need a lot more oil for the fritters to not stick to the pan during cooking.
  • Nutrition estimate includes two tablespoons of olive oil, but does not include the sour cream garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters
Amount Per Serving (1 fritter)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.1g
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 93.4mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 1.2g
Protein 4.6g 9%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 9%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters. Crispy fritters that are keto, low carb, wheat flour free and gluten free.

4 comments on “Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters (Keto, Low Carb)”

  1. I made these tonight as a side dish with dinner. My potato loving husband really enjoyed them even though he dislikes cauliflower. My 3 year old loved them too! I added some paprika and garlic. Thanks for a fantastic recipe that I will make over and over.

  2. I made these today for a replacement for the tater tots in a tater tot casserole. They were delicious, and I loved how easy they are to make!

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