½cupmayonnaise(or use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt instead)
2tablespoonslime juice(from 1 lime)
1large garlic clove, finely minced
1teaspoonfresh dill, finely minced
¼teaspoonsalt(or more to taste)
⅛teaspoonblack pepper(or more to taste)
Make riced cauliflower by grating the cauliflower or pulsing it in a food processor several times. If using a food processor, you might need to do this in a few batches. You will need about 5 cups of riced cauliflower for this recipe. It is OK if you only have 4 cups or have a little more than 5 cups.
Pre-cook the riced cauliflower: (This step is optional, but will give the cauliflower fritters a nicer texture and will help them stay together.) Place the cauliflower into a large microwaveable bowl and microwave for 5 minutes, just so the cauliflower softens a bit. It will reduce in volume to about 4 cups. Alternatively, you can steam the cauliflower in a steamer basket for 3-5 minutes.
While the riced cauliflower rice is cooking, prepare the Garlic Dill Aioli: combine all the aioli ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
In a large bowl, combine the pre-cooked riced cauliflower, 2 eggs, ¾ cup flour, ¾ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoons black pepper, ¼ teaspoons garlic powder, and 2-3 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs. Mix well. If the mixture seems too wet, add another ¼ cup flour and mix well. It is OK if the mixture is wet
In a large skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Scoop ¼ cup of the cauliflower fritter mixture into the skillet and press down to form a round fritter (this is easiest to do with an ice cream scoop with a squeeze-release mechanism). Add 5-6 fritters to the skillet (do not crowd them!) and cook for 3-5 minutes per side over medium/high heat. Flip each fritter, and cook on the other side for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain the extra oil. Add more oil and repeat this step until all the cauliflower fritters are cooked.
Serve warm with garlic dill aioli.
If you are starting with cauliflower rice instead of a whole head of cauliflower, microwave the cauliflower rice for 2-3 minutes, so that it softens a little.
You can use lemon or lime juice for the aioli.
You can try different herbs instead of just dill for this recipe, both in the cauliflower fritters and the aioli.