Cauliflower this, Cauliflower that! What else can make out of Cauliflower? How can we cater to our gluten-free friends? I would love to be a cauliflower farmer right now their profits must be sky high! Trader Joe’s has fallen in love with cauliflower (as has most of the United States it seems). They are putting it in everything from pizza crusts to fried rice to gnocchi. What’s next? cauliflower ice cream? Cookie butter flavored cauliflower cookies?
Calling these “pancakes” is a bit of a misnomer. These aren’t pancakes as you think they might be. These are technically something like a Latke. (Although Wikipedia does say that latkes are potato pancakes, so I’ll let Trader Joe’s off the hook.) Basically, what we have here is mashed cauliflower with some herbs and cheese that is slightly deep-fried already and you just heat it up in a pan or in the oven.
I found these cauliflower pancakes quite tasty! I opted for the oven heating directions, they also supply a method to heat them in a pan with some oil. 400 degrees for about 15 minutes and I had crispy, slightly crunchy. Savory potato pancakes. Oppps… I meant to say cauliflower pancakes because frankly, I could barely tell the difference between these and a real potato pancake (albeit manufactured and not hand made).
As you can see from my picture they were quite nice and crisp. I sprinkled a little salt and pepper on them and had some sour cream or creme Fraiche on the side and the whole box made a great meal for lunch! These, are the way completely Kosher too.
If you are looking to get away from the normal potato latkes and explore more in the cauliflower end of the world, I highly recommend these as I could not tell they weren’t potatoes. 8 Bells!