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Cauliflower Cakes

Move over “cauliflower cheese” – there is a new kid on the block! This is a fun and tasty way to serve a vegetable that is usually not very popular.

500 ml cauliflower, steamed and finely chopped
125 – 250 ml fresh bread, oatbran or phyllium husks
1 large egg
15 ml chives, finely chopped
30 ml fresh parsley, finely chopped
125 ml reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
a little cake flour to dust your hands with

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 ºC  and grease a non-stick baking tray with cooking spray or line it with a Wizbake sheet.
  2. If using a head of broccoli or cauliflower, cut the stem in the middle out and cut it into florets.
  3. Steam the cauliflower in the microwave or in a steaming basket on the stove for 5 to 10 minutes or until cooked.  Set it aside to cool.
  4. Process two to three slices of stale bread in a food processor and set it aside.
  5. Combine the rest of the ingredients, except the breadcrumbs, in a large mixing bowl and mix well to combine.
  6. Chop the cauliflower finely and measure it before adding it to the bowl.
  7. Add just enough of the breadcrumbs, oatbran or phyllium husks to get the right consistency.
  8. Spoon about 30 ml of the mixture onto the baking tray and cup your hands around it to form it into patties or cakes.
  9. Bke for 15 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until golden.
  10. Serve as one of the vegetable side dishes with a meal.

Makes about 20 cakes.

Be sure to try my Baked Cauliflower MashCauliflower Fried Rice and Cauliflower-base pizza.