Snacks and sides

Cauliflower, bacon and cheese fritters

A new take on cauliflower cheese, souped up with bacon and turned into tasty fritters. They’re a great way to kick off a dinner party or drinks.
Cauliflower, bacon and cheese fritters

Cauliflower, bacon and cheese fritters

William Meppem
1H 10M
1H 45M




1.Preheat oven to 200C. Toss cauliflower with oil and thyme, season to taste and roast, turning occasionally, until golden (35-45 minutes). Cool.
2.Fry bacon in a frying pan over medium heat until crisp (4-5 minutes). Drain on paper towels.
3.Combine milk, butter and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat and bring to a simmer. Whisk in flour and stir until mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan (1-2 minutes). Cool for 5 minutes, then add eggs one at a time, beating well to combine between additions. Cover directly with plastic wrap and cool completely, then stir in cauliflower, bacon, cheese, chives and paprika.
4.Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or deep saucepan to 170C, then deep-fry heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through (4-5 minutes; be careful, hot oil will spit). Drain on paper towels, then transfer to a serving platter. Scatter with extra cheese, lemon rind, paprika and sea salt and serve with lemon wedges.

Drink Suggestion: Wine suggestion Yeasty dry sparkling chardonnay. Drink suggestion by Max Allen


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