This is my mom’s go-to entertaining recipe – crispy Breaded Cauliflower. She loves it because it’s impressive and can be made ahead of time. Serve this dish as a side or as an appetizer with your favourite dip – try an aioli, marinara dipping sauce, or even tonkatsu sauce.
Breaded Cauliflower Tips:
- The flour will stick better if the florets are slightly wet.
- If you don’t have a thermometer to check the oil temperature, dip the end of a wooden spoon in the heated oil. If the oil bubbles rapidly around the spoon, the oil is hot enough.
- Keep an eye on the temperature. If the cauliflower takes longer than 2 minutes to brown, turn the heat up slightly; and if it browns to quickly, turn the heat down.
- To make ahead: Place fried cauliflower in a single layer on a baking sheet. Just before you’re ready to serve them, pop the baking sheet in a pre-heat 300°F for a few minutes until they’re hot and crispy.