Tender bits of cauliflower are battered and deep-fried. Great for appetizers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cauliflower into a pan of lightly salted boiling water. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, drain and cool.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk with a fork. Place cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip cauliflower in the egg mixture then roll in cracker crumbs.

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

Editor's Note

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

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 20.4g 7% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 286.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (57)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My mom made this for me as a child, but being southern she fried it in seasoned flour. It has a wonderfull nutty flavor when fried this way. Bread crumbs do not do it justice, but everything else in the recipi is like mom used to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe as written is very bland. Not good fried with cracker crumbs. Like another reviewer add Parmesan I added garlic salt instead of garlic powder and also the onion powder and a little cayenne to FLOUR mixed with Panko breadcrumbs for added crispiness. Much better with these additions. Read More
(80)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe as written is very bland. Not good fried with cracker crumbs. Like another reviewer add Parmesan I added garlic salt instead of garlic powder and also the onion powder and a little cayenne to FLOUR mixed with Panko breadcrumbs for added crispiness. Much better with these additions. Read More
(80)
Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2011
I must preface by saying while I have not made this exact recipe as listed, fried cauliflower is one of the most requested dishes in my house among my 3 kids!! My teen sons' friends even beg for this dish! My family could go through an entire head of cauliflower (ONLY when cooked this way) in Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My mom made this for me as a child, but being southern she fried it in seasoned flour. It has a wonderfull nutty flavor when fried this way. Bread crumbs do not do it justice, but everything else in the recipi is like mom used to make. Read More
(47)
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Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2008
Instead of the cracker crumbs I used flour seasoned with garlic powder salt pepper and paprika. They came out perfect! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
I made fried cauliflower for first time. Turned out great but I used a mix of Italian bread crumbs flour and panko bread crumbs. I also put in the bread crumb mixture garlic powder onion powder ground pepper paprika and this great shallot salt we get from local spice store. Another tip throw a pinch of sea salt as they're draining on paper towels. Everyone loved it even Coby the wonder dog! Yum. P.S. I think it's the reviewers who give this recipe low stars who have no flair for seasoning. Of course it's going to be bland if you add no seasoning. Take a risk and create... most of all enjoy! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2006
My MIL makes something like this only using Italian bread crumbs. Do a flour egg breadcrumb technique and it should stay on better. After it cools (after frying) mix with a LOT of minced garlic a bunch of diced parsley and Good Seasons salad dressing mix (prepared). I've never made it but have watched. It is YUMMY! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2007
After hearing a couple of friends tell me how good fried cauliflower was I decided to try this. I tried it this way and also tried it using the beer batter from the beer battered onion rings recipe on this site. They were both good but the beer battered ones were my fave! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
Wonderful! Tips? Only initially boil cauliflower for 4min or it will crumble, use flavorful seasoning rather than crackers (add shredded parmesan to make it even better), only fry for 3-5 seconds or it will burn, dip in ranch! This is surprisingly good. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
this was pretty bland so I put some parmesan cheese into the breading and also some garlic powder and onion powder....not bad after it was doctored up....;-) Read More
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