Fried Cauliflower


Learn how to make fried cauliflower with this recipe. Tender bits of cauliflower are battered and deep-fried — great as an appetizer!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets

  • 4 cups oil for deep frying

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons milk

  • 1 cup cracker crumbs


  1. Bring a pan of lightly salted water to a boil. Place cauliflower in boiling water and cook until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  3. Whisk together egg and milk in a small bowl. Place cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip cauliflower in the egg mixture then roll in cracker crumbs.

  4. Fry coated cauliflower in the hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. 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 specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
20g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 33mg 167%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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