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Grandma Nickie's Deep Fried Cauliflower

Rated as 3.88 out of 5 Stars

"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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25 m servings 299
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Heat frying oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • 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

Per Serving: 299 calories; 18.2 27.5 7.7 41 185 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I just loved this one. My husband told me to make sure to make these more often.. They were wonderful!!!

Most helpful critical review

Easy to make. A bit bland.

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I just loved this one. My husband told me to make sure to make these more often.. They were wonderful!!!

Easy to make. A bit bland.

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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 ...

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...

Just tried this recipe and it was very bland, not any flavor at all.