Cauliflower fritters, traditionally known as “placki z kalafiora” in Polish, are a staple in many Polish households. They are crispy, and flavorful, and can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course. In this recipe, we’ve added a touch of Parmesan cheese, giving these fritters an extra burst of flavor.
The Parmesan not only enhances the taste but also adds a slightly crispy edge to the fritters.
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u003cstrongu003eCan I use another type of cheese instead of Parmesan?u003c/strongu003e
Yes, you can experiment with other hard cheeses like cheddar or Gouda. However, the flavor profile will change slightly.
u003cstrongu003eIs it essential to steam the cauliflower before mashing?u003c/strongu003e
Steaming the cauliflower softens it, making it easier to mash and incorporate with other ingredients. If you skip this step, the fritters may have a more crunchy texture.
u003cstrongu003eCan I bake these fritters instead of frying?u003c/strongu003e
Yes, you can bake them in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.
u003cstrongu003eHow can I make these fritters gluten-free?u003c/strongu003e
You can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour to make this recipe gluten-free.
u003cstrongu003eHow long can I store the leftover fritters?u003c/strongu003e
Store any leftover fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan or oven before serving.