Vegetarian Pan-Fried Cauliflower Patties

Vegetarian Cauliflower Patties

Yield: 8 servings


  • 4 cups riced cauliflower 
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped 
  • ¼ cup grated or shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil (divided)


  1. Microwave riced cauliflower in a covered microwave-safe dish for 5 minutes (cauliflower will ‘steam’ in the microwave).
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, flaxseed meal, xanthan gum, eggs, green onions, and spices, and mix together well.
  3. Add steamed cauliflower rice to flour-spice mixture and stir until well-blended. 
  4. Heat two tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet over low-to-medium heat.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or ¼ cup utensil, scoop cauliflower mixture onto hot oil in skillet.
  6. Use a heat-proof spatula to flatten mixture into a patty shape (note: a 10-12” skillet will accommodate 4 patties at a time).
  7. Fry each patty for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until they are light golden brown in color.
  8. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and repeat the process with the remaining batter (can use additional oil as needed to help prevent sticking).
  9. Serve warm and garnish as desired.

Vegetarian Cauliflower Patties - Nutrition Label

Mary Paley

Fearless Dietitian; 30+ years as a professional dietitian; Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the MGH Institute of Health Professions; Lead research dietitian for several major pharmaceutical companies; Currently focused on health and wellness and the benefits of ketogenic diets for both obesity and diabetes management. MS, RDN, CDE, LD/N

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