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Deep Fried Cauliflower

Delicious morsels of Deep Fried Cauliflower Pieces perfect for a quick snack, game day or an incredible appetizer that everyone will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower recipe, deep fried cauliflower
Servings: 6
Calories: 284kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce such as Frank's
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs Italian seasoned
  • 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)


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg