Cauliflower Fritters

These healthy Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Perfect guilt-free snacking. Serve these fritter with garlicky yoghurt dip.

Low Carb Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters served with a mayo dip

If you have been looking for a healthy, guilt-free snack, then these amazing Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters are for you. I absolutely go crazy and long for some junk food during evening hours. And then my entire calorie count goes for a toss. 

So along with my meal prep, I also plan for some healthy, quick snacks for a few months now. It helps me from consuming unnecessary calories and also from guilt.

I keep some healthy trail mix or crackers handy. On days when I am in a mood to spend 15 – 20 minutes in the kitchen, I make some quick snacks like Crisp Parmesan Cauliflower fritters.

I love these with Garlicky yogurt dip. You can also serve with sour cream or with mayo (for a little indulgence).

close up picture of Low Carb Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters

I have been experimenting a lot with this amazing vegetable nowadays. Cauliflower is low carb and high in fiber and it fits in most types of diet. Because of their meaty texture, these are perfect for any savory dish.

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Side shot taken of Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters

These fritters or you can say pancakes are amazingly crispy on the outside, juicy, and tender on the inside.

If you have already tried your hands on cauliflower fritters and ended up with soggy ones, then let me tell you a little secret here.

Cauliflower once cooked, loses a lot of water. Be it cauliflower rice or these fritters, all of them end up soggy and watery. After a couple of trials, I realized it is important to get rid of the extra liquid before cooking.

This one step will make sure your final dish has amazing texture and flavor.

Parmesan Cauliflower Fritter dipped in a mayo dip

Tips for making the fritters extra crisp

Before you make anything with Cauliflower rice, this extra step will make sure the end result is not soggy or watery.

  1. Clean cauliflower floret and put in a colander to drain any extra liquid.
  2. Make Cauliflower rice in a food processor or using any other convenient method.
  3. Put Cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle a little salt.
  4. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  5. Let it cool.
  6. Put rice in a kitchen towel and squeeze in extra liquid.
  7. After this step, you can either use it right away or put in Zip-lock bag, freeze it.
Low Carb Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This healthy Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. perfect for guilt-free snacking.
Servings 8 Fritters


  • 1 Medium cauliflower
  • 1 egg Whisk one egg and use half of it
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup All purpose Flour
  • Salt to taste


  • Break Cauliflower into small florets. Clean and make cauliflower rice (it should be around 2.5 cups)
  • In a big mixing bowl, add cauliflower rice, beaten egg, parmesan cheese, salt, paprika, garlic powder and arrowroot powder.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Take a heaping tablespoon of the mixture. Make patties using both the palms.
  • Lightly grease a pan and place the patties, leaving little space between each.
  • Cook on meduim heat for 3-4 minutes or till it looks crisp and golden in color. Flip and cook the other side till crisp and golden brown in color.
  • Serve warm with a cooling dip.


  • Let the fritters cook on one side undisturbed before flipping.
  • You can also add some chopped fresh green onion to the mixture.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Made these today and so yummy. I had pre made cauliflower rice so I just eyed it but they turned about amazing!

  2. Mary Manello says:

    I apologize for asking another question, but— could I use xanthan gum, instead of the arrowroot? Arrowroot has 6 carbs in a tablespoon. Thanks so much!

    1. Subhasmita says:

      I have not used xantham gum, so I really cant say if it will work or not.

  3. I was told that arrowroot powder was not edibles. Why that powder, is there an alternatives then?

    1. subhasmita says:

      I never heard that Arrowroot powder is not edible. Because it’s lowcarb, I have used it for binding.If you have concerns then you can use cornstarch or all purpose flour for non Keto version. For low carb version almond flour/coconut flour can be used but I am afraid it will impact the taste. Another alternative is to increase the amount of parmesan cheese or add little cheddar to help with the binding.
      Hope this information is helpful.

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