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fried cauliflower recipe

Fried Cauliflower Florets

This is the tastiest cauliflower recipe ever. It's worth all the effort and calories. This simple vegetable is transformed into a surprisingly tasty meal. I will explain how to make fried cauliflower without deep frying.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Lea


  • Cauliflower whole head
  • Breadcrumbs gluten-free if you are avoiding gluten
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150 ml Milk
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Flour gluten-free if you are avoiding gluten
  • Salt


  • Separate the cauliflower head into individual florets and boil them in salty water for 5 – 7 minutes (the smell of cooking cauliflower can be quite strong). Don’t over boil the cauliflower. It’s more difficult to coat and fry it if it’s very soft.
  • Drain the cooked cauliflower and spread the florets on a tray to let them cool down.
  • At this stage, you will need 3 bowls. The first one is for flour. The other is for whisked eggs with milk (add more salt into the egg mixture if you feel like the cauliflower needs more seasoning). The last bowl is for the breadcrumbs.
  • Once cauliflower florets are cool, coat them in 3 steps – first in flour, then dip them in the egg mix and finish by coating them in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat up the rapeseed oil in the frying pan (approx. 5-10 millimetres should be enough, it doesn’t require deep frying). Make the oil hot before you put cauliflower in otherwise it will absorb to much oil during frying.
  • Fry evenly on each side.


  • Enjoy as a main meal with boiled or mash potatoes and mayonnaise dip or serve it as a side dish.