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Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.
Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. Not only do they make great party finger food they they are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, these are always demolished.

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.

This is a recipe I shared back in 2014, when I knew very little about taking photos, even less about writing blog posts and zero about SEO and site optimisation.

Fast forward 3 years and my blog has changed a little 😉 my photos are infinitely better, I waffle on about recipes for at least 300 words now and I know something about SEO (but not much!!!)

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.

When I posted first posted these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters this is what I wrote:

“These are a great way to hide cauliflower for kids! My boys are not cauliflower fans, but hidden in these cheesy fritters they demolish a portion easily.
This mixture is also great turned into meatballs and served with marinara sauce over pasta.”

That is it!!!!!! No mention of what they were called, no hints about cooking them, no funny story, nothing. Just 3 lines and a recipe. Oh and a pretty awful picture of them! (there is a screen shot at the end of this post 😉 just so you can see how bad it was!!!)

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.

So today I am re-writing this, adding some new updated pictures and pulling it to the top of my blog. As I said back then, these are great for kids as the cauliflower is hidden away, it binds everything together but doesn’t scream ‘I’m here’.

My boys cannot stand cauliflower but they will happily eat these fritters. The cheese and the chicken mince bulk them out, make them taste delicious and turn a boring vegetable into a scrummy dinner.

After I had taken photos of these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters I gave away a batch to a darling friend. Her girls loved them, so she made them again herself using some turkey mince (ground turkey). They were a big hit, so feel free to substitute in turkey mince.

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.

I have given two methods for cooking these chicken fritters. My preferred method is to start them off in a frying pan and then transfer them to the oven. This way you get a nice crisp outside and the inside is juicy and delicious.

You can spray the raw fritters with spray oil and then bake them from start to finished. This doesn’t give such crispy results but it does cut down the fat. (I don’t like using spray oil as I always seem to spray it over the back of the cooker!!!)

(The nutritional values below are for 4 fritters and it doesn’t take into account any oil used.)

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.

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Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters. From Sprinkles and Sprouts.
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Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Modern Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small whole cauliflower
  • 1 lb chicken mince
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar/Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • olive oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC/390ºF.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil (don't salt it)
  3. Cut the cauliflower into florets and cook until tender and soft.
  4. Drain and allow to cool slightly before chopping into small pieces.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the cooled chopped cauliflower.
  6. Mix well until combined and the cauliflower has broken down further.
  7. Use a 1/4 cup measure (or 3 tbsp) and divide the mixture into fritters. You should get 16 fritters out of the mixture.

  8. Place a large heavy based frying pan over a medium heat.
  9. Add a splash of oil and cook the fritters for a minute until golden, flip and cook on the other side.
  10. Remove the fritters to a lined baking sheet and cook the remaining mixture.
  11. Once they are all crisped baking for 15 minutes until cooked through.

Alternatively you can cook them in the oven.

  1. Pre-heat the oven as above.
  2. Place the raw fritters on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Spray with oil and bake for 20-25 minutes turning once.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 1213mg 51%
Potassium 898mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Vitamin C 31.8%
Calcium 43.4%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Just incase you want to see the terrible way I first posted these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters ……

Everyone will love these Cauliflower Cheese Chicken Fritters. These are perfect for a mid-week family meal. Light, crispy, and packed with cauliflower, the whole family demolishes these fritters.
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    • Danielle
    • March 29, 2018
    Reply

    I do not eat gluten so what can I used instead f panko

    1. Reply

      Hi Danielle,

      My Dad doesn’t eat gluten either so when I need panko for him I either buy gluten free breadcrumbs from the supermarket or I will use the food processor to crumb a few slices of gluten free bread, then I pop them in a hot oven for about 3 minutes so they get crispy.

      I haven’t tried it in these fritters but I am sure they would both work here.

      I hope that helps.

    • Jennifer Banz
    • March 8, 2018
    Reply

    These look like something my kids would eat and I can be sneaky and give them a nice dose of veggies! I’m making these tonight!

    1. Reply

      I hope your kids enjoy them.
      Always good to get veg hidden isn’t it?

  1. Reply

    We make fritters a lot, but this is a new flavor combo for us! It is positively fantastic!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Jessica, so happy your family enjoy it 😀

  2. Reply

    Holy Moly, Claire! YESSSSSSSS these look to die for! That cheese! Plus you snuck in cauliflower. I’m all over this. Brilliant!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Christina, they are the ultimate hidden veg treat 😉

    • Swati
    • March 8, 2018
    Reply

    Great recipe using chicken and cauliflower, your photos look great

    1. Reply

      Thank you Swati 😀

  3. Cauliflower fritters sound so tasty, with the cheesey flavours they must be utterly delicious. Perfect for an easy to make mid-week meal.

    1. Reply

      Cheese and cauliflower are just so great together aren’t they 😀

  4. These would definitely be popular in my house. We love chicken and we love cauliflower cheese – never thought to combine the two!

    1. Reply

      Your family are going to love these then Bintu!!!

  5. Reply

    Cauli is my favourite winter vegetable and I use it in a whole host of ways, these sound like delicious treats, would it be wrong to make them as a movie night munchie 😀

    1. Reply

      I think that would be the perfect movie snack!!! Maybe with a pot of chilli sauce on the side?

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    • Dorothy Dunton
    • August 23, 2017
    Reply

    Hi Claire. I happen to love cauliflower and am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it,so these sound wonderful! I quite often finish things in the oven after pan frying. Great recipe!

    1. Reply

      That is because you are a cooking wizard!!! I love how we think alike x
      I have to admit cauliflower isn’t my favourite when it is just boiled as a vegetable, but I do love it smooshed into patties. I also love it roasted 😉

        • Dorothy Dunton
        • August 24, 2017
        Reply

        Hi Claire. I make c cauliflower casserole that has cream and grated Swiss cheese you might like.

        1. Reply

          You know me well 😉
          Did someone mention cheese?????

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