Fried Cauliflower Recipes

This was always an appetizer my mom was famous for making on all holidays! It was a great hit. And very easy to make. It does not take long to cook at all. Serve with or without your favorite dip. Then you can add it to your dinner menu.



  • 1 head cauliflower, cut up into small bunches
  • 2-3 cups oil (which ever oil you like to use)
  • 1 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil or fresh chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley or ch. fresh
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Start by using a large deep skillet. Break up the cauliflower into good size chunks.
  2. Prepare 2 bowls; one for beaten eggs, and the second one for the bread crumbs, cheese, and all the spices. Use a fork to mix them well.
  3. Pour your oil into the skillet. Put on high until it gets very hot.
  4. Meanwhile, dip each piece of cauliflower into the egg then toss it around the bread crumb mixture making sure it is coated well.
  5. Drop carefully each piece into the oil, fill the pan. Turn the heat down to med-high. You only want golden brown! Using tongs, turning each piece until al dente.
  6. Remove with tongs and place on a plate of paper towels. When done cooking, let the oil cool.
  7. Arrange on a platter with a small bowl for dipping sauce (opt) I garnish with a few basil leaves. You can use ranch, thousand island, blue cheese or a cheese sauce for dipping. It is easy to make and delicious!
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November 15, 2018

A less indulgent way to enjoy your favorite Chinese take out dish.

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Cutting cauliflower into small, flat segments ensures even cooking and well-distributed flavours. I've added curry, coriander, cumin, and chili lime powder for a really nice kick. This is easy to prepare and makes a big impression.

Spicy Cauliflower on plate

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A good accompaniment with rice or roti. A veggie dish for vegans and all. Tasty and yummy.

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Love the cheese sauce over the fresh cauliflower. Very, very good!

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Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir in water. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Place cauliflower in vegetable steamer over boiling water; cover and steam 3-5 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain and cool.

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September 14, 2006

At a fast food place called Texas Tom's, they have breaded cauliflower. I think it is deep fried and it is delicious. It is kind of like the breading for onion rings only with a cheesy taste. If anyone knows what I'm talking about and has an idea of how to recreate them, I would appreciate it!

ldsgenemom from Kansas City, MO


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September 19, 20060 found this helpful


1 head cauliflower
3-4 eggs
3 tbsp. sweet basil
3 tbsp. flour
Garlic powder to taste
Onion powder to taste
Seasoned salt to taste

Boil cauliflower for about 10-15 minutes. Beat eggs and basil together in a bowl. Shake in garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Three shakes of each. Add flour. Batter should be the consistency of pancake batter. Drain cauliflower, dip in batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown.


1 med. size cauliflower
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 c. flour
Salt & pepper
1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. melted butter
Oil for frying

Wash and trim cauliflower. Break into flowerets. Put eggs, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl, combine milk and butter and add to flour mixture to make a batter. Dip flowerets into batter. Fry breaded flowerets a few at a time, in hot oil. Serve hot. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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