Cauliflower Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

Cauliflower and potatoes are pan fried and served with a simple tzatziki sauce!

It doesn’t get better than this!

Simple Cauliflower Fritters with Tzatziki sauce www.lemonsforlulu.com

I was such a simpleton when I was a kid.  I mean, it didn’t take much for me to be thoroughly entertained.  I suppose that’s a good trait to have growing up in the 70’s.  The decade of only 4 tv channels that mostly aired adult programming.  No 24 hour Disney Channel for me.

Cauliflower and potatoes are pan fried and served with a simple tzatziki sauce www.lemonsforlulu.com

One of my favorite ways to pass the time involved a simple hand mirror.  I would hold the mirror in the palm of my hands with the mirror facing upwards.  I would then pretend I was walking around on the ceiling.  I would go around light fixtures and over door frames.  My own version of a “virtual reality”.  I would go in and out of every room in the house.. and then I’d do it again.  I’d walk around the same light fixtures, and the same door frames for hours.  The thing is, each room looked exactly the same.  Yet, the mere idea of defying gravity captivated me every time.

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In a few short months, I know my kids will be on summer break.  The first couple of weeks will be bliss.  The remaining 8 weeks could be torture.  It won’t be long before we experience the “I’m bored” syndrome.  This summer, I will be prepared.  I will whip out 3 hand mirrors and encourage them to enter into a whole new world! A world of light fixtures, door frames and hopefully some imagination!

Simple Cauliflower and Potato Fritters with Tzatziki sauce. www.lemonsforlulu.comSince we are talking simple, I have to tell you about these cauliflower fritters!  These couldn’t be easier.  When I found these in the March issue of Cooking Light Magazine, I knew I had to make these!  They start with steam in the bag cauliflower and use refrigerated hash browns.  See?  Simple!  I added a little Greek flavor to this fun dish with an easy tzatziki sauce!  These cauliflower fritters make an excellent meal on their own.  You could serve them on the side or make them smaller and turn them into an appetizer.  Doesn’t matter how you serve them, just serve them!

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Cauliflower Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce
 
Ingredients
For the Fritters
  • 1 10oz package steam in the bag fresh cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind
  • 1 cup hash browned potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil.
For the sauce
  • ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta
  • 4 tablespoons chopped Kalamata olives
Instructions
  1. Prepare cauliflower according to package directions. Place cauliflower in a bowl and mash with a potato masher. Stir in onions, flour, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, lemon rind, potatoes, cheese and eggs. Form into 8 patties. Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook patties in batches, 4 minutes on each side.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl. Serve with fritters along with feta and olives.

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12 Responses

  1. LOVE this recipe, Tanya! In fact, love it so much that I’m gonna go share it on FB and pin it. :) Hope you’re having a good week!

  2. While I didn’t have a hand mirror growing up we did have one side of our living room full of mirrors like the wall was a full mirror top to bottom end to end. We always got in trouble for looking at ourselves too much LOL These fritters look delicious!!

  3. Woah! These look amazingly delicious. I’ve never made cauliflower fritters before…but now I have a sudden urge to go to the kitchen and give them a shot. Thanks for sharing!

    • I grew up on the stuff! Thanks Jessica!

  4. I love Greek food. And I love that these start with some help from the frozen aisle! And I think my kids would eat these… they love all kinds of olives :) Pinning to share and try!

  5. Be careful with those hand mirrors…Jason’s cousin started a fire in their house with them! Minor but still! Just thought you’d like a warning :) I think I could get my hubs to eat cauliflower if I made this! YUM!

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