5 from 1 vote
Cauliflower Latke
Jalapeno Cauliflower Cheddar Latkes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This is not your bubbie's latke.  The use of cauliflower lightens up the recipe, while the cheese and jalapeno add richness and sharpness to the otherwise simple flavor.  I recommend making them on the thinner side so they cook through without burning on the outside.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Jewish, Tex-Mex
Author: Daniel Peikes
  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower Core removed and broken up into florets
  • 1 Large Onion Peeled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 4 Large Eggs Beaten
  • 3 Large Jalapenos Chopped, remove seeds and ribs to lessen the heat
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • Vegetable Oil For frying
Special Equipment
  • Food Processor Fitted with a chopping blade
  • Parchment Paper
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Toss the cauliflower and onion with the olive oil and place on parchment paper lined sheet pan.  Roast until the cauliflower starts to brown.

  2. Add the cauliflower and onion to the food processor and process until smooth but not liquid.

  3. Move mixture to a large mixing bowl and incorporate mix in the flour, cheese, eggs, jalapeno, salt, and pepper, stirring until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

  4. Add about a 1/2 inch of oil in a large frying pan or skillet, and place over medium heat.  

  5. Form patties of your desired size and fry on each side until golden brown.