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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Can I use another type of cheese instead of Parmesan?
Yes, you can experiment with other hard cheeses like cheddar or Gouda. However, the flavor profile will change slightly.
Is it essential to steam the cauliflower before mashing?
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.
Can I bake these fritters instead of frying?
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.
How can I make these fritters gluten-free?
You can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour to make this recipe gluten-free.
How long can I store the leftover fritters?
Store any leftover fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan or oven before serving.