Country Fried Cauliflower

Sena Wilson


We are always looking for various recipes for fresh vegetables, and cauliflower is one of them. The benefits of this vegetable are very healthy for you, but sometimes it is boring with the regular cheese sauces which are not as healthy. This recipe calls for frying the cauliflower, but that is the "country" style in my southern taste! Use peanut oil or canola oil for less fat. Add more spice if you prefer. This recipe is delicious served as a side dish or with a remoulade sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

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4 - 6
15 Min
10 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Everything is better fried ... including cauliflower! The outside is nice and crispy while the center gets warm and soft. I love Parmesan cheese, so I sprinkled it liberally on top. These were gone in no time in the Test Kitchen. They're a great snack or would be tasty as a side at a cookout. Very yummy!


large head of cauliflower
eggs, beaten with 1 tbs. water
3/4 - 1 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
lite salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
Parmesan cheese, finely grated and divided
1/8 tsp
sweet spanish paprika (optional)
peanut or canola oil for frying


1Wash and cut cauliflower into thick (1/2") slices* from top to bottom of head (the slice will look like a fan); remove all green leaves and excess root. Leave just enough "root" at bottom to hold the sliced clusters together.
2Mix together flour, spices, and 1 tbsp parmesan cheese. Dip cauliflower in beaten egg mixture; then coat with flour mixture. Add enough peanut oil to cover bottom of skillet and heat to medium high temperature for frying. Cook cauliflower on both sides until golden brown; do not overcook (2 - 3 minutes each side). Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle on fried cauliflower the remaining 1 tbsp parmesan cheese.
3Serve as side dish or with remoulade sauce for dipping. Delicious!
4*Note: If some of the clusters break off into smaller pieces that is fine. Just dip them and fry!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Food
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy