My Grandma Nickie used to make this 'treat' and we could never get enough. After many attempts, I've managed to copy her. Both my boys asked me to teach them to make it.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat frying oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Toss cauliflower florets with salt in a bowl. Stir egg and vegetable oil together in a bowl; whisk flour and milk into egg mixture until batter is smooth. Working in batches, drop several pieces of cauliflower into batter and stir to coat.

  • Working in batches, fry battered cauliflower pieces in preheated oil until they rise to the top of the oil and float, 2 to 4 minutes. Carefully turn pieces over and continue frying until golden brown, about 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You may want to fry longer for a darker, crunchy cauliflower, depending on your preference.

Tips

Once I get the first batch in the fryer I drop more pieces in the batter so that the batter coats and sticks a little better. My family loves this with fish.

Nutrition:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

299.2 calories; 7.7 g protein; 27.5 g carbohydrates; 41.1 mg cholesterol; 185.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
I just loved this one. My husband told me to make sure to make these more often.. They were wonderful!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2016
Easy to make. A bit bland. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
I just loved this one. My husband told me to make sure to make these more often.. They were wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
I just loved this one. My husband told me to make sure to make these more often.. They were wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2016
Easy to make. A bit bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2015
My mother used to make fried cauliflower for us. However she used bread crumbs. I use seasoned bread crumbs omit the flour and add a homemade seasoned salt to the egg/milk mix without extra oil. If you need to avoid salt then use a no-salt mix instead and that should spice up the taste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2018
I enjoyed this dish and I followed the directions. But the batter didn't coat it like the image. I will definitely try this recipe again because it was delicious regardless! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2014
Just tried this recipe and it was very bland not any flavor at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2018
I modified the receipe after reading other reviews here that its a bit bland. I added in pepper and parmesan cheese to the cauliflower; salt and baking powder to the batter. Turned out well and my kid loves it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
Got something very similar to this at a local fair decided to try and make it myself and loved it. I just found that if you planned on making more than 7-8 you would have to use 2 eggs Andi 2 tablespoons of oil to batter them all. Also salt is better put on afterwards. Other than that loved it and it wasn't hard to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
My 15 year old son wanted to make fried cauliflower and we liked that this recipe used a batter not bread crumbs. As per the reviews, we seasoned the raw cauliflower with salt pepper and garlic powder. He made the batter as directed but we added 11/2 TBS sugar to the batter (a Pennsylvania Dutch trick.) He fried it perfectly (first time frying for both of us) and used ground salt on the pieces when removed from oil. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More