Friday, April 1, 2016

Palestinian Cauliflower Fritters "Mshat"

The ingredients of Cauliflower Fritters "Mshat" vary from one home and village to another, but all recipes call for eggs and cauliflower as the 2 main ingredients in preparing it. Less fortunate families used to add more flour to the batter and reduce the quantity of eggs they hardly afford. 

Please note that this recipe doesn't have exact measures, but you should end up having a batter very similar to cake batter after mixing all ingredients together

Palestinian Cauliflower Fritters "Mshat" 
- 2 eggs 
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 head of cauliflower, small sized
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped parsley  
-1/2 cup of chopped green onions (optional)
-1/3 to 1/2 cup of cauliflower's boiling water 
Salt , black pepper and cumin according to preference. 

-Cut the cauliflower into medium sized pieces, boil in water until slightly tender, strain and chop into small pieces. added to the parsley and onion

-Whisk the eggs, add the cauliflower boiling water, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

-Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan, you can mix it with olive oil if you prefer. Scoop a spoonful of the batter and dump it in the hot oil, spread it lightly like a patè until it holds up and starts to cook and turn golden at the bottom

- flip over and let it fry till the other side turns golden as well.

-Repeat till you finish all quantity.

-Serve alongside pickles, yogurt, Arabic salad or Tahini salad .
-This dish can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Bon Appétit



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