Cauliflower fritters with feta and mint (frying pan or air fryer)
Lightly crispy fritters packed with healthy roasted cauliflower and tangy feta cheese and mint. Top with an egg or eat them plain with a slice of lemon and a blob of Greek yoghurt or sour cream. Perfect for a weekend brunch or light lunch!
Pre-heat the oven to 390F/200C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Spread the cauliflower pieces out on it. Drizzle them with about 1½ tablespoons olive oil and grind over plenty of salt and pepper.
Roast for about 25 minutes until starting to go golden and caramelised.
Meanwhile, whisk the egg into the flour. Slowly add the buttermilk until you have a fairly thick batter.
Stir the mint, feta, and finally the cooked cauliflower into the batter. Mix well.
Heat the rest of the olive oil (about 1½ tablespoons) in a large frying pan. Drop dessert spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and flatten slightly. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Alternatively spray lightly with oil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes on each side in your air fryer at 200C/355F. (on a piece of baking paper to avoid mess!).
Serve immediately with a poached egg on top and tomato ketchup or with Greek yoghurt/tzatziki and lemon wedges. Some fresh green salad leaves go well either way!
How to make self-raising flour
If you don't have any self-raising flour you can make your own very easily. Simply mix 1/2 cup plain flour with a teaspoon baking powder.
How to cook these in an air fryer
I sometimes cook my cauliflower fritters in my air fryer and they turn out very well. I simply drop spoonfuls of the batter onto a sheet of baking paper in my air fryer and spray lightly with oil. I set the temperature to 200C/355F and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, turning half way through.
How to serve your fritters
My favourite way to serve these is with Greek yoghurt as a dip and lemon wedges on the side. I sometimes sprinkle over a little chopped fresh parsley or more fresh mint too.Another great to way to serve them however is with a poached egg on the top. This makes a perfect weekend brunch!