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Deep Fried Cauliflower

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 small head of cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's hot sauce
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying


  • In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt. Add water, hot sauce and mix until the batter is smooth.
  • Dip cauliflower pieces into the batter and coat evenly. Allow excess batter to drip off.
  • Roll the cauliflower pieces in breadcrumbs until coated thoroughly. Repeat until all cauliflower pieces are coated.
  • Heat deep fryer to 365 degrees. Deep fry cauliflower pieces in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Season with salt. (Optional)