Cauliflower Latkes

1 head cauliflower, cored and chopped

1 medium to large onion, finely chopped

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

4 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup savory breadcrumbs

½ cup instant mashed potatoes

2 eggs, beaten

½ teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Steam cauliflower in 4 tablespoons water until soft. Thoroughly drain. Mash cauliflower but leave textured.

  2. Sauté onions and garlic until browned.

  3. Mix together cauliflower, breadcrumbs, instant mashed potatoes, eggs and seasonings.  Add onions and garlic.

  4. Form into patties, dipping into matzah meal or breadcrumbs to help hold together.

  5. Fry in heated olive oil until slightly brown. Flip and brown on other side.

  6. Place in 350 oven for 15 minutes until crisp.

  7. Serve plain or add a dollop of home made applesauce on the side.


Make it gluten free: Use gluten free breadcrumbs.

Allium free friendly: Use 1 fennel bulb in place of onion. Omit garlic.

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