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Crispy Fried Cauliflower

Category: Vegetables & Beans
Servings: 8
Prep + Cooking Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients: (Conversion Chart)

  • 1 medium cauliflower, cored, cut into florets
  • 3 eggs
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • cup capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cups olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook cauliflower until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; cool under cold water.
  2. Whisk eggs, cheese and cayenne in a bowl. Spread breadcrumbs on a plate. Dip cauliflower in egg mixture then dredge in breadcrumbs to coat; transfer to a wire rack. Lay capers on a paper towel; let cauliflower and capers stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat cup of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, add capers; fry 1 to 2 minutes, until crisp. Remove from skillet.
  4. Add remaining oil to skillet and heat over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Fry cauliflowers, a few pieces at a time, 4 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Transfer to a plate, scatter with fried capers and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Info:

265 calories (9g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 16g fat) per serving

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