Some days trying to figure out dinner is exciting, and some days it feels like such a chore. Those are the nights that I go for comfort food. Food that I’ve been eating since I was a little girl. Food that I learned to prepare from my mother. And the best? Food that’s easy to make and is a crowd pleaser. So this week, I made fried cauliflower.
Who doesn’t like fried food? I’ve had several friends, with significant others who don’t like vegetables ask me for this recipe because they actually ate the vegetable. They even went back for more servings!
This is so simple, I’m almost embarrassed to post it. You start by cutting the head of cauliflower into florets. Then you blanch them. Bring a big pot of water to boil (use enough water to cover the cauliflower florets). Once the water boils, add some salt, and out the cauliflower in the water. Boil the cauliflower for approximately 2-3 minutes. During that time prepare an ice water bath. Once the time is up, put the cauliflower into the ice water bath.
When you’re ready to fry the cauliflower, transfer the cauliflower into a dry bowl, add breadcrumbs (I like the ones with the Italian seasoning), and mix to make sure that the cauliflower is covered in breadcrumbs. Heat some vegetable oil in a large, non-stick skillet on med/med-hi. Transfer the cauliflower to the skillet and fry it until it’s golden brown and warmed all the way through. Plate and serve. But don’t expect leftovers!