recipe for fried cauliflower

SUPER CRISPY RECIPE FOR FRIED CAULIFLOWER

This recipe for fried cauliflower makes the perfect vegan finger food. Tender bits of cauliflower are marinated in soy milk and seasoning, later tossed in flour and deep-fried until super crispy and golden. They are so delicious and fun to make.  

recipe for fried cauliflower

I am super excited to share this fried cauliflower recipe with you all. This might not be one of the healthy vegan recipes you are looking for, but I can assure you it will surprise your taste buds in the best way possible.   

The super crunchy crumbly crust, the tender well-seasoned marinated pieces of cauliflower, and fried to perfection that’s what a dream appetizer sounds to me.  

crispy crumble of fried cauliflower

Step by Step Process for Fried Cauliflower Recipe:  

  • Prepare the Cauliflower: Wash and cut cauliflower in 2-inch size florets. If the floret size is too big slash it into two pieces.  
  • Make the Marinade: In a large mixing bowl mix soy milk and apple cider vinegar and wait a minute. It will curdle slightly. Next add Salt, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Sriracha sauce and Soy Sauce in the marinade batter.  
  • Mix the Dry coating Ingredients:  In another bowl add all-purpose flour, corn starch, corn flakes (slightly crush them with hands) and salt. Set aside.  
  • Coat Cauliflower florets: Now dip each cauliflower floret in the marinade and then toss in dry ingredients until well coated. Dip them back in the marinade liquid and again toss in flour mixture. Do this with all florets and carefully place them on a plate.  
step by step process of fried cauliflower recipe
  • Deep Fry Cauliflower: Place cauliflower florets carefully in oil one by one. Do not stir until the coating around cauliflower gets stiffen. Softly turn their side with a tong. Deep fry them in the hot oil until golden and crispy. It will take around 3 to 4 minutes. Make sure you fry them in batches. If overfill the pan you might lose the crispy crust.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsfSrW89_k4

The Healthier Version of Fried Cauliflower

 If you want a healthier version you can bake or air fry them. Just add 1 Tbs of oil in soy milk marinade so these don’t taste so dry. Make sure you dust off extra flour otherwise they will be super dry. You can also spray some oil after placing them in the baking tray before baking.  

top view of fried cauliflower

You will love this recipe for fried cauliflower as it is  

  • Super Crispy,  
  • Delicious,  
  • Budget-friendly,  
  • Kids favorite  
  • And Incredibly unique.  
bite size fried cauliflower

If you like this recipe you may also like Chili Garlic Brussels Sprouts and sweet and sour cauliflower.

recipe for fried cauliflower
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SUPER CRISPY RECIPE FOR FRIED CAULIFLOWER

This recipe for fried cauliflower makes the perfect vegan finger food. Tender bits of cauliflower are marinated in soy milk and seasoning, later tossed in flour and deep-fried until super crispy and golden. They are so delicious and fun to make. 
Prep Time20 mins
10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, crispy, finger food, vegan recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Get Set Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Head of cauliflower
  • 4 Cup Oil (for deep Frying)

Marinade  

  • 1 Cup Soy Milk
  • 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 ½ Tbs Sriracha sauce
  • 1 ½ Tbs Soy Sauce

Dry Coating:   

  • ½ Cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ Cup Corn Starch
  • ¼ Cup Corn Flakes
  • ½ Tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Wash and cut the cauliflower in large florets.  
  • In a bowl mix soy milk and apple cider vinegar and wait a minute. It will curdle slightly.  
  • Next add Salt, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Sriracha sauce and Soy Sauce in the marinade batter.  
  • Add cauliflower florets in the batter and let it sit in the marinade for about 2 to 3 hours. (if you leave it overnight, it's better)  
  • In another bowl add all-purpose flour, corn starch, corn flakes (slightly crush them with hands) and salt.   
  • Once the Marination is done, strain marinade liquid from cauliflowers and place in a bowl. (see the video)  
  • Now dip each cauliflower floret in the marinade and then toss in dry ingredients until well coated.   
  • Dip them back in the marinade liquid and again toss in flour mixture.   Do this with all florets and carefully place them on a plate.  

  • Heat oil in a pan or fryer. Place cauliflower florets carefully in oil one by one. Do not stir until the coating around cauliflower gets stiffen. Softly turn their side with a tong.  
  • Deep fry cauliflowers in the hot oil until golden and crispy, around 3 to 4 minutes.  
  • Mix equal amounts of vegan mayo and sriracha sauce and serve as a dip with crispy fried cauliflowers bits.  

Video

Notes

  • Cut Cauliflower in medium-size florets around two-inch. If they are huge, they will be bland from inside.  
  • Marination time is important. Cauliflowers should be marinated for at least 3 to 4 hours before frying otherwise they will be bland from inside. If you leave them overnight it’s even more desirable.  
  • You must coat all cauliflowers florets before heating the oil, and focus on frying so you won’t burn florets.  
  • Make sure you fry them in batches. If overfill the pan you might lose the crispy crust. 

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

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