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Cauliflower Meatballs Recipe
Cauliflower Meatballs Recipe


Wherever you go in the world, you will definitely encounter a great meatball recipe. Regardless of the seasons, different meatball recipes are made almost every day of the year. Meatballs are made by adding some ingredients such as parsley, egg, breadcrumbs and spices like black pepper, cumin and salt depending on the type of meatball. Some meatballs are made with only fatty ground beef with a very simple recipe. Most hamburger patties that we consume with hamburgers around the world can be called kasap köfte in Turkish. In English kasap köfte means butcher's meatball. In Turkish cuisine, chopped parsley and spices are often added to meatballs at homes or in artisan meatball restaurants. In Turkish kitchen, semolina is added to some meatballs such as Tekirdağ köfte (Tekirdağ meatballs), while some meatballs such as Akçaabat köfte (Akçaabat meatballs) are made by adding garlic. The secret of Tire köfte (Tire meatballs) is to use plenty of butter in its production. It would not be wrong to talk about Çiğköfte (raw meatball), which is a separate meatball recipe among Turkish dishes, as well as cooked meatball recipes. However, as the name suggests, this meatball is raw. This meatball, which is made by hand kneading for a long time with hot peppers called isot pepper which is unique to Urfa, is one of the most preferred meatball dishes of Anatolian cuisine.  

Meatballs are not only made with meat in Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Meatball recipes which are made with vegetables have always helped vegetarian or vegan people. Etsiz çiğköfte (meatless raw meatball) is also frequently consumed as a street food in Turkey. Bulgur is used instead of meat in meatless raw meatballs. Among Turkish dishes, the dish we call mücver is a kind of zucchini meatball. It is made by frying grated zucchini in hot oil after giving it the consistency of meatballs. In addition, bulgur meatballs called Besmec are a delicious meatball recipe unique to Anatolia. Falafel meatballs are made around the world with boiled chickpeas. We wanted to share a delicious vegetable meatball recipe with you these days when are experiencing the winter season in the northern hemisphere. The cauliflower meatballs, which we encounter in many places from salads to olive oil recipes, are both very easy to make and have great taste. In addition, it is a very healthy meal when it is consumed with garlic yoghurt or plain yogurt.  

Before we move on to our recipe, what is cauliflower? What are the health benefits of cauliflower? Let's talk about briefly. Cauliflower is cruciferous vegetable with white hard flowers and has leaves similar to cabbage, native to the Mediterranean region. Studies have shown that cauliflower, which is rich in fiber and very low in calories, is very important for those who want to lose weight. It is known that the fiber in its content improves digestion. Eating cauliflower meatballs, cauliflower dish in olive oil or cauliflower salad will give you satiation in a short time, so you will get a small amount of calories and you will protect yourself from unnecessary weight gain. Be sure that the meatball recipe that we will give you will be an indispensable easy recipe for your kitchen. If you're ready, let's take a look at the tips for making cauliflower patties before we move on to our recipe.

Tips For Making Cauliflower Patties

Before cooking cauliflower, you should definitely buy fresh cauliflower. You can distinguish fresh cauliflower from stale cauliflower by the spots on it. If there are spots on the cauliflower, it indicates that it has been waiting. Fresh cauliflower has a very white color.

Cleanliness is very important. After separating the cauliflower branches without damaging the branches, wash them well under water.

If you boil the cauliflower in boiling water too much, it will disintegrate when you put it in the hot oil. For these reasons, be careful not to boil it too much.

You should wait for the boiled cauliflower to cool. However, after cooling, you should dip the meatballs in sauce and cook them in oil.

You can adjust the spices, hotness and salt ratio according to your desire.

If the cauliflower branches break when you throw them into the hot oil, you can pour the meatball mixture that you have prepared on the broken branch and make it stand in one piece.

You can serve your fried cauliflower with sliced lemon and garlic yogurt or plain yogurt.

If you put your leftover cauliflower in the refrigerator, you can consume it the next day.

Serving                 : 2-4 People

Preparation Time  : 20 Minutes

Cooking Time       : 40 Minutes

Cauliflower Patties Ingredients

1 Small Cauliflower
2 Eggs
1 Dessertspoon Salt
1 Dessertspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Dessertspoon Ground Red Pepper
2 Cups White Wheat Flour
1 Cup Water (200 ml)
1 Cup Olive Oil (200 ml)

How to Make Cauliflower Patties Recipe ?

Separate the cauliflower into branches.

Clean the cauliflower, which has been divided into branches, by washing it well in water.

Put the cauliflower branches in boiling water and boil for about 20 minutes.

When the cauliflower is soft, drain the water and put it in a separate bowl to cool.

Prepare the sauce in which you will dip the cauliflower branches in another bowl.

First, beat the eggs in a seperate bowl.

Then add flour and mix well.

Add spices and salt and continue mixing.

Add enough water slowly and check the consistency. Meatball sauce should not be too watery.

Cauliflower branches are dipped in the prepared sauce one by one.

Then the sauced cauliflower branches are cooked one by one in hot olive oil.

It gives a flat appearance by pressing on the cauliflower during cooking.

You can get rid of excess oil by putting the cooked cauliflower patties on a paper towel.

You can serve your cauliflower hot with garlic yogurt.

Enjoy your meal.

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