Fried Cauliflower (Egyptian Style)

Fried Cauliflower (Egyptian Style)

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"The smaller the florets the crispier and yummier! To get even crispier florets, add a couple of teaspoons cornmeal to the batter."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 284 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil; add 2 teaspoons cumin to boiling water. Cook cauliflower florets, working in batches, in the boiling water until cooked but still crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and cool on a plate.
  2. Blend flour, egg, garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin, tomato paste, and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth; thin with milk as needed.
  3. Heat oil in a deep skillet to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Dip cauliflower florets in the batter; fry battered cauliflower in the hot oil, working in batches, until cauliflower is golden and crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the batter ingredients. The actual amount of the batter 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 the specific type of oil used.
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Cookin Up A Storm
1/4/2013

This was a fantastic recipe, but the first step of effectively blanching the cauliflower in cumin scented water is totally unnecessary. The florets cook to perfection when just dipped in the batter and fried - also, the batter sticks more easily to the uncooked pieces. Want to save more time? The use of the food processor to make the batter is overkill as far as dishes and equipment go (or maybe I am just lazy). Just whip it up in a bowl (the same one you will use to dip the florets in). So save yourself the hassle of step 1 and part of step 2 and make this tasty recipe.

Christine B.
1/12/2013

I love this recipe! I normally steam the cauliflower and just pan fry, but this was nice for a change. I served it as an appetizer with a dip that I make from low fat sour cream, cumin and olive oil. Thanks!

NINhalos
6/7/2013

Excellent flavor. Needed to use more than 1/4 cup of milk to make the batter less dough-like and more batter-like. If you want the fried cauliflower to be crunchier, then add cornmeal to the batter. Great recipe! Thanks!