Em Shaat (Middle Eastern Cauliflower Fritters)
A spicy fritter full of taste. Great as a side dish, or in between pita bread as a sandwich like my husband likes it. Leftovers can be refrigerator and eaten cold. *these measurements are approximate, I'm not good at keeping measurements*
- Ready In:
- 6 -8 cauliflower florets
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 -2 serrano pepper
- 1⁄4 cup chopped parsley (fine)
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons flour (approximately)
- 1⁄2 cup milk, approximately
- corn oil (for frying)
- lemon (optional)
- Boil cauliflower until tender but not mushy.
- Once cauliflower is done drain, put in a large bowl.
- Separate the floret, keep it somewhat chunky. So cut it into half or fourths.
- Meanwhile chop garlic and hot pepper together in a mortar or food processor well.
- Add hot pepper,garlic,chopped parsley,1 beaten egg,flour,milk, and salt to taste.
- Batter should be thin, a tiny bit thinner than pancake batter.
- If batter is too thick, add a bit water. If batter is too thin, add more flour.
- Mix well together with a spoon.
- Meanwhile let oil get hot enough to fry.
- You can make the fritters large or small.
- Add mixture to oil with a tablespoon.
- Two tablespoon full of mixture will make a large fritter.
- Let fry until golden.
- Squeeze lemon on top (optional).
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I loved it! I adore cauliflower, and what could be better than fried cauliflower? :) Seriously, this was a nicely flavored, not greasy jazzed up way to serve an under appreciated vegetable. I even got my husband to eat a couple of helpings. Just remember to eat them as soon as possible after cooking; they don't taste quite as good at room temperature. I will most definitely be making these again. The recipe was simple and everything came together very quickly. Thank you!Reply
We liked the taste of these very much... We did have a problem while making them because the recipe originally stated a few spoons of oil, and I know now from Chef Fifi that my photos are not really representitive of the real recipe because of this. For her part, Chef Fifi has now amended the quantity of oil for frying in the recipe, and we would be very glad to make this again sometime and to post new photos when we do :) The flavour is great, a real plus in trying to give cauliflower a better image. DH and I first were going to give this 3 stars due to the difficulty in following the original instructions and the vagueness of the quantities given, but bumped it to 4 due to the flavour, and with new instructions who knows, this has potential to be a 5 star winner one day in the future maybe.Please see my rating system, a 4 star recipe with bags of potential. Thanks !Reply