Fried Cauliflower

Fried Cauliflower


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


50 m servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 287 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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  1. 44 Ratings


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 lit...

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 fo...

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 els...

Instead of the cracker crumbs, I used flour seasoned with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. They came out perfect!

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 gar...

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 po...

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.... ;-)


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 rec...