Fried Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower in Egg and Flour Coating


  • 400 grams of cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying


1. Begin by preparing the cauliflower:

  • Wash the cauliflower thoroughly.
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets, discarding the tough stems and leaves.

2. Boil the cauliflower:

  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar to the boiling water.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and boil for about 10-15 minutes or until they become tender but still firm. You can check by poking them with a fork.

3. Prepare the egg and flour coating:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until slightly frothy.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, and the chopped dill to the egg whites and mix well.
  • Gradually add the all-purpose flour while continuously whisking to create a smooth batter. The batter should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Prepare the egg and flour coating

4. Fry the cauliflower:

  • Drain the boiled cauliflower florets and allow them to cool down completely on a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • In a frying pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Dip each cauliflower floret into the egg and flour batter, ensuring it’s well-coated.
  • Carefully place the coated cauliflower into the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown and crispy, usually for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried cauliflower and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

5. Serve:

  • Once all the cauliflower is fried, transfer them to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with fresh dill or additional black pepper, if desired.
  • Serve your crispy cauliflower as a tasty appetizer or side dish. They can be served with a dipping sauce like a garlic aioli or sweet chili sauce.

Enjoy your homemade cauliflower in egg and flour coating!