Cauliflower cut into about 2” florets with a short stem
2 eggs beaten
Salt and pepper
Vegetable Oil for frying
Steam the cauliflower just until tender. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl and measure about a cup of flour onto a small plate or bowl. Lightly season the flour with a little salt and pepper.
Breadcrumbs are on a separate plate.
Heat about half or so of oil over medium heat in a medium skillet on the stove or 350 degree in an electric fryer.
Lightly coat the florets with flour and then dip into the egg and then breadcrumbs. Fry a few at a time in the heated oil and allow the coated floret to brown on one side before turning. When all sides are browned, remove to paper towel.
Keep florets warm on a baking sheet in a 200-degree oven while continuing to fry. Serve warm.
Fried Cauliflower can be prepared in an air fryer set at 375. Spray the basket with cooking oil. After breading florets, very lightly drizzle or spray with olive oil. Florets should be placed in a single layer in the basket, not too close together. Cooking time is about 10-12 minutes, turn once after 5-6 minutes. Cauliflower should be crisp and brown.
Farm Kitchen Tip: Fried Cauliflower, like most fried foods is really a special treat. It can be served as an accompaniment and it could just become one of your favorite appetizers. Traditionally my family would serve the fried cauliflower without sauces. Suggestions are as simple as a sprinkle of lemon, a ranch or blue cheese dip or even a little hot sauce. The choice is yours.
Recipe provided by Jenn Borealo – Culinary & Education Specialist at Alstede Farms
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