Cauliflower is a hard vegetable to like, because let’s face it – it smells kind of funky. But, it’s very low in calories while being a great source of B-group vitamins, vitamin K, and one serving of it provides almost the full daily recommended dose of vitamin C. Cauliflower is a super food and if seasoned and cooked properly, it can be quite tasty and a nice addition into a boring vegetable repertoire. So learn to like it.
We have my mom to thank for this recipe.
(Yield: 6-8 servings)
1 head of cauliflower
1/3 tsp salt + 1/3 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp garlic powder
About 1 c seasoned bread crumbs
Olive oil for frying
Grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for garnish
Procedure: Trim cauliflower and slice into about ½”-thick pieces (there will be some odd-shaped pieces as well but they can come too!) Beat eggs with salt, pepper and garlic in a shallow dish and add cauliflower. Toss until coated evenly. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add just enough oil to cover the bottom. Dredge cauliflower in bread crumbs and place into skillet. It should sizzle gently – if it is not, the oil is not hot enough yet. Cook 3-4 min per side, until golden brown, flipping once. Using tongs, transfer cooked cauliflower to platter covered with paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with cheese while hot, garnish with parsley just before serving. Cauliflower will need to be cooked in several batches.
How do you like to cook cauliflower?