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Cauliflower Fritters with Lime Yogurt Sauce

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cauliflower fritters

Here is a tasty recipe from Moshe Aelyon of Room Temp by Moshe. Served as a starter for your romantic meal for two, or a snack for your next cocktail soiree. Mmmm – we love sharing finger foods.

Cauliflower Fritters with Lime-Yogurt Sauce
(Adapted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi)

Cauliflower Fritter Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (320 grams) Cauliflower (small one or half a large one), chopped into tiny florets (cube the stems to about the same size)
  • 3/4 cup (120 grams) of flour
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon toasted and ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Yogurt Lime Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest of one small lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tiny clove of garlic crushed
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Make the Yogurt-Lime Sauce. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together.
  2. Boil salted water and add cauliflower. Cook about 8 minutes or until it is very soft. Drain and set aside to cool a little bit.
  3. Heat frying oil of choice in a high-heat frying pan (I use cast iron for this) to medium or medium low. I fill it up about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch up the sides of the pan.
  4. Mix everything except the eggs and cauliflower. Whisk in the eggs and then whisk in the cauliflower.
  5. With a tablespoon or a small cookie scooper, gently drop balls of the batter into the hot oil, taking care not to overcrowd them.
  6. After about 3 or 4 minutes, flip them carefully with a fork to cook on the other side. They should be cooked through with no raw ingredients.
  7. Serve immediately with the yogurt sauce or, as Sami suggests, on a picnic in pita with hummus and tomato.

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Moshe Aelyon

Born and raised in the variegated republic of Turkey, Moshe Aelyon reflects these eclectic roots by drawing from the past and looking to the future. After sharpening his skills in the fashion industry, Moshe found that he had a penchant and flair for entertaining. With the launch of Room Temp by Moshe, he brings to life the very best in food, events and interiors. As an artist, he paints with texture, taste, color, smell and sound. His finished work is a unique experience that is impossible to forget. Moshe believes in taking time to appreciate all that is natural, authentic and thoughtful, a philosophy that brings people together in appreciation of joy and design, which nurtures our collective souls in the process.

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.