Deep Fried CauliflowerFrom krumkake 9 years ago
- 1 large head of cauliflower shopping list
- 1 cup all-purpose flour shopping list
- whole milk or half-and-half shopping list
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt shopping list
- 1 teaspoon onion powder shopping list
- dash of pepper shopping list
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (I like to use a teaspoon of chicken base for a richer flavor) shopping list
- vegetable oil or peanut oil, for deep frying (peanut oil tolerates the higher heat very nicely) shopping list
- For blue cheese dressing: shopping list
- 2 cups real mayonnaise shopping list
- ½ cup sour cream shopping list
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar shopping list
- 2 tablespoons sugar shopping list
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed shopping list
- couple dashes of each: garlic powder, pepper, dry mustard shopping list
- 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled (if you can get Maytag Blue, it’s the BEST!) shopping list
How to make it
- For the cauliflower, wash, trim and cut or seperate the flowerettes into bite-size pieces, then lay the pieces on some papter towelling - you want the pieces to be as free of water as possible before dipping them. I usually lay more paper towels over the top and pat that down gently to absorb any liquid.
- In a medium bowl, whisk enough milk or half-and-half into the flour to make a batter the consistency of pancake batter.
- Add seasonings and whisk batter together well, but don't over-mix.
- (Note: I like to make the batter a few hours ahead of time so the seasonings have a chance to blend in and flavor the batter nicely.)
- Preheat oil to 375 degrees ( I use my electric skillet - remember to leave room for expansiion when the veggies are added!).
- Dip cauliflower pieces in batter and let excess batter drip off before putting cauliflower into hot oil (I usually use a slotted spoon for this).
- Deep fry until golden brown, and drain on paper toweling.
- Serve immediately with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
- For the dressing, combine mayonnaise and sour cream together.
- Stir in vinegar and sugar; blend well.
- Add garlic and seasonings, mixing to blend all ingredients together.
- Gently fold in cheese chunks.
- Chill well. Thin with a bit of half and half or whole milk if dressing is too thick.
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I'm going to make this for my veggie-phobic hubby tomorrow night!waterlily in Joplin loved it
I made this tonight -- my hubby was in the clean plate club and said I should definitely make this one again! Blue cheese dressing is his omnipresent dining companion, so I was pretty sure you had a winner for me with this one! Thanks again!waterlily in Joplin loved it
Love this recipe and I love my veggies..so I made it of course, ^5mystic_river1 in Bradenton loved it