Air Fryer Cauliflower Fritters

Air Fryer Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower Fritters in the Air Fryer — Presenting an adorable take on a time-honored favorite: Air Fryer Cauliflower Fritters!

A healthier twist on classic fritters, these golden, crispy nibbles highlight the inherent sweetness and nuttiness of cauliflower.


  1.  One head of chopped cauliflower
  2. Two big eggs
  3. Half a cup of breadcrumbs; adjust for consistency as necessary.
  4. Half a cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  5. two minced garlic cloves
  6. Two teaspoons of finely chopped fresh herbs, like cilantro or parsley
  7. 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or more or less to taste
  8. 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Get the cauliflower ready: The cauliflower florets should be steamed or boiled for five to seven minutes, or until they are soft but not mushy. After thoroughly draining, let them cool somewhat.
  • Mash or Grate the Cauliflower: To mash or finely grate the cauliflower, use a food processor, a fork, or a potato masher. It should have the texture of coarse rice grains or crumbs. After mashing the cauliflower, place it in a fresh kitchen towel and press off any extra liquid.
  • Mix the ingredients together: Mashed cauliflower, eggs, flour or breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, fresh herbs, salt, and black pepper should all be combined in a mixing bowl. Everything should be well combined to make a thick batter. If the mixture is overly moist, adjust the seasoning with extra flour or breadcrumbs.
  • Form the Fritters: Using your hands, divide the mixture into equal amounts and form them into patties or fritters. Verify that they are tightly packed and cohesive.
  • Heat the Air Fryer: Give your air fryer a few minutes to preheat to 375°F (190°C).
  • Apply a Light Coat of Olive Oil: Lightly coat the fritters by brushing or misting them with olive oil. This aids in getting a crispy outside.
  • Air Fry: Line the air fryer basket with the fritters, arranging them in a single layer with some space between them. The number of batches you need to cook them in will depend on how big your air fryer is. The fritters should be air-fried at 375°F (190°C) for 10 to 12 minutes, turning them halfway through, or until they are crispy and golden brown.
  • To serve, take the cauliflower fritters out of the air fryer and let them to cool for a few minutes. Warm them up alongside your Eat them with your preferred dipping sauce or by themselves.

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