Try this new spin on seafood for your next meatless Monday or for a crispy, creamy vegan snack! These “crab cakes” are made from cauliflower for an all-veg approach to the fried favorite. Dip and dunk ‘em in a trio of Primal Kitchen Vegan Mayos for a flavor-forward kick.
Cauliflower Fritters Recipe
Vegan “crab cakes” are the perfect finger-food snack so folks of all diets can feel included in a seafood or surf n’ turf night.
Cauliflower "Crab Cakes"
This recipe for vegetable fritters comes together in less than 30 minutes with just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time.
- 1 head cauliflower, riced (finely riced, see instructions)
- 1/3 cup cassava flour
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (optional - omit for whole30 and strict paleo)
- 2 eggs whisked (can be omitted, but fritters won't bind as well)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup Primal Kitchen avocado oil
- chopped scallions or chives
Primal Kitchen Vegan Mayo for dipping
Cut the head of cauliflower into small florets.
Using the blade attachment, add 1/2 of the cauliflower florets to the processor and turn into rice by pulsing in the food processor until the cauliflower is processed into fine bits. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
- Mix all of the ingredients (except avocado oil and any toppings) together in a bowl.
- Form the cauliflower mixture into small patties with your hands. It helps to form a round ball and squeeze it well and then flatten it into a patty. It will make approximately 10 medium patties.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add avocado oil.
Once the oil is hot and shimmering, add in the cauliflower patties and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Work in batches of 4-5 patties and add extra oil if needed between batches.
- When the fritters are cooked, transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
Serve with mayo for dipping!
Recipe Nutrition calculated with Cronometer and without mayo.
- Serving Size
- 2 fritters
- per serving
- 14 grams
- 28 grams
- 10 grams
How to Make Vegetarian Vegetable Fritters
Trying this take on trendy cauliflower? Follow these tips and tricks for making flavorful fritters.
What do you dip fritters in?
Dunk these vegetarian fritters in tangy, creamy vegan mayo–go for Rosemary Garlic for an herbaceous dip, or Jalapeño Lime for a kicky and fresh flavor. Cauliflower is the perfect vegetable to let the tastes of the dips shine through. Not vegan? Go for the seafood experience with Primal Kitchen Tartar Sauce.
How to Make Mayo Dip
Whether you go meat-free or for the real thing, customize your crab cake dipping sauce with mayo. We made our vegan mayo dip using Primal Kitchen Vegan Mayo, but you can add lemon, garlic, rosemary, thyme, or other seasonings to add more flavor to this no-dairy, creamy base.
How to Reheat Fritters
To keep these cauliflower cakes nice and toasty, spritz them with avocado oil and toss them in the oven at 400 for a few minutes. You can also use a toaster oven.
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