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Beer-Battered Fried Cauliflower

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great and easy recipe for fried cauliflower. I recommend only using self-rising flour because it helps it get more crispy and the right texture. You can serve this with ranch, blue cheese dressing, or marinara sauce."
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25 m servings 349
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  3. Whisk flour, beer, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl to make batter. Submerge cauliflower pieces in batter to coat. Working in batches of 10, drag 1 piece at a time gently against the rim of the bowl to remove excess batter and transfer to the hot oil. Fry cauliflower, stirring gently to keep pieces separate, until golden, 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer fried cauliflower to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Keep warm in the oven.
  5. Return oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) between batches and continue frying cauliflower.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use sliced mushrooms for this recipe.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 349 calories; 22.4 29.1 4.5 0 996 Full nutrition

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Self-rising flour huh? That explains what I've been doing wrong all these years. I've made plenty of beer batter but have always used AP flour because that is what I keep on hand. While it alway...

My batter didn't stick to the cauliflower :(