Cauliflower Patties Sandwich

Updated: May 18

It’s the season for sunchoke, and I love using it in recipes. I find sunchoke (Jerusalem artichoke) at Whole Foods, but I’ve also seen it at Wegmans.


Sunchoke looks like ginger, but has a pink tint to it. It tastes like water chestnut, and is sometimes used in recipes to replace potatoes. Sunchoke went perfectly with with cauliflower for this recipe. This was a nice vegetarian patty for a light dinner. I served it with grilled eggplant and the yogurt sauce in pita bread.


  • 1 carrot, cubed

  • 2 cups of cauliflower florets

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1 small onion, grated

  • 3 inch knob of sunchoke, peeled and grated

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Roasted eggplant slices ( Cut eggplant into 1/2 inches slices. Place on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°)

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes



  1. In a saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside in a bowl.

  2. In the same saucepan, steam the carrots for 5 minutes. Drain and place in the bowl with the cauliflower. With a fork, mash the two vegetables together keeping them somewhat chunky.

  3. Add the flour, chopped cilantro, grated onion, grated sunchoke, caraway seeds, cinnamon and baking powder. Mix with a fork.

  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.

  5. Add the beaten eggs to the cauliflower mixture. Season to taste.

  6. Preheat oven 400°.

  7. Line a baking sheet with greased parchment paper. Scoop the mixture by the handful. Shape into rounds, and place on the baking sheet.

  8. Cook for 10-15 minutes.

  9. Serve with yogurt sauce ( recipe below) and roasted eggplants.


Yogurt sauce:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped

  • 1/2 lemon juice

  • salt

  1. Place the yogurt in a bowl. Add the chopped cucumber, lemon juice and salt. Mix



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