Paleo Cauliflower Fritters

Paleo Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower Fritters recipe & content provided by Ryan Carter

Craving hash browns? These cauliflower fritters make the perfect paleo-friendly alternative. They’re great for dipping in homemade guacamole or aioli, or serving with eggs and a heaping scoop of greens. Plus, they’re an amazing way to get kids (and grownups) to eat their veggies.

Related: Paleo Summer Buddha Bowl

Cauliflower fritters combine one of my favorite cruciferous vegetables with anti-inflammatory spices like cumin, ginger, and turmeric. After steaming the cauliflower, these little fritters come together with heat-stable collagen peptides and coconut flour. Then, they’re pan fried in ghee until they get a crisp, golden crust.

I like my cauliflower fritters dressed with extra virgin olive oil, arugula, and an over-easy egg. However, you can also serve them with dishes like poached butter shrimp, fish curry, or jerk marinated pork chops.

Crisp, dippable, and packed with fiber: Make cauliflower fritters for a crowd-pleasing side dish that packs a punch of protein. (Whole30)

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Paleo Cauliflower Fritters

Start to Finish: 30 minutes


  • 1 large cauliflower head, broken into florets
  • 1/3 cup collagen protein
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed ghee
  • Fresh cilantro to garnish
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a steamer basket with 1 inch of boiling water, steam cauliflower florets until tender. Then, allow to cool on a plate while preparing the other ingredients.
  2. In a blender, add cauliflower and pulse until it forms a rice-like texture. Pour into a clean kitchen towel and gently squeeze out some of the excess water.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a mixing bowl and then add remaining ingredients except cilantro. Mix well until combined.
  4. In a skillet on medium heat, add ghee and allow it to melt around the pan.
  5. Using your hands, shape cauliflower mixture into 6 fritters. Add fritters to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  6. Serve cauliflower fritters warm with salt and cilantro to taste.

Makes: Serves 3

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 588
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbs: 32.8g
  • Carbs: 17.2g
  • Fiber: 15.3g
  • Sugar: 10.1g
  • Net Carbs: 15.6g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans fat: 0.31g
  • Cholesterol: 349mg
  • Salt: 363mg
  • Potassium: 1545mg
  • Vitamin A: 1146mg
  • Vitamin C: 205mg
  • Calcium: 174mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Zinc: 3mg

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