Spicy Cauliflower Fritters – Vegan + Gluten-Free – Perfect appetizer or an evening snack! So flavourful, hot and delicious!
About two years ago, I had to leave home for work and move to another country. It was my first time away from home, and it’s a hard time for everyone who goes through this rite of passage, but it was made easy for me by the people I found there.
After a week in a hotel and another as a paying guest, I moved in with a room mate who fast became a close friend to me. She and I worked together, so we spent almost all day together. And because of her, I found more people to call family, who made it very hard for me to miss my actual family. For that, I am very fortunate!
In the evenings, we’d come home from work, hungry as always. On snowy days that were pristine, yet bitingly cold or gloomy ones when the rain battered everything in its path unrelentingly, the usual cup of tea in the evenings was always accompanied by these fritters. It was our way of brightening up the evenings, when we missed home the most.
It is incredible how we tend to find family in strangers. It’s almost as if we have family all over the world, just waiting to be found. I found mine during my first year away from home, and I am eternally grateful for that.
Seated on the kitchen floor that overlooked that balcony, watching the rain drops bouncing off the railing, cradling a hot, steaming cup of tea and a shared plate of these fritters, even the foulest of moods can be dissipated quickly. Good food, fond company and silence are sometimes all you need.
Although this post is on Cauliflower fritters, this batter is quite versatile. You can dip and fry almost any vegetable using this batter, and it’ll turn out great. If the vegetables you choose cannot cook fully during the frying process, be sure to just pre-cook it a bit to help it along.
I used fully cooked cauliflower florets here. Cut and wash the florets in salt water. Then microwave them for about 5-10 minutes until fully cooked, almost translucent.