Country Fried Cauliflower Recipe @pinch

Everything is better fried... including cauliflower! Serve this fried cauliflower, and you'll convert everyone to a cauliflower lover. Once fried, the cauliflower is soft inside a crispy crust. Sprinkling Parmesan cheese liberally on top adds a nice salty touch. We served ours with a side of remoulade sauce. These fried cauliflower bites can be a game-day snack, party appetizer, or a side dish. We are always looking for various recipes for fresh vegetables, and cauliflower is one of them. But sometimes it is boring with the regular cheese sauces that are not as healthy. This recipe calls for frying the cauliflower, but that is the "country" style in my Southern taste. Use peanut oil or canola oil for less fat. Add more spice if you prefer. This recipe is delicious served as a side dish or with a remoulade sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

country fried cauliflower
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Vegetables Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 large eggs
  • beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 3/4 - 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Parmesan cheese
  • finely grated and divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sweet Spanish paprika (optional)
  • - peanut or canola oil for frying
Intructions :
  • Wash and cut cauliflower into thick (1/2) slices from top to bottom of the head (the slice will look like a fan). Remove all green leaves and excess root. Leave just enough root at the bottom to hold the sliced clusters together. If some of the clusters break off into smaller pieces that is fine. Just dip them and fry!
  • Mix together flour
  • spices
  • and 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese.
  • Add enough peanut oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. Heat to medium-high temperature for frying. While oil is heating
  • dip cauliflower in the beaten egg mixture.
  • Then coat it with the flour mixture.
  • Cook cauliflower
  • on both sides
  • until golden brown. Do not overcook (2 - 3 minutes each side).
  • Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle the remaining 1 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese on fried cauliflower.
  • Serve as a side dish or with remoulade sauce for dipping. Delicious! ]

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