Added by Helenscooking | Fri 12 Aug 2011 @ 04:42
You know that I love cauliflower, I had the whole day dedicated to cauliflower in my ***good food*** section on Helenís Cooking Facebook fan page. Cauliflower is very nutritious, easy to work with and Surprise! Surprise! Itís delicious. This is a signature recipe of my Mom, she cooks cauliflower this way very often. When I was a kid and had a special diet , she told me that it tastes just like fried mushrooms (which I Loved but werenít allowed to eat). Since that successful introduction by my Mom I love the cauliflower and especially this one (fried).
Itís easy to cook and it will make a great appetizer.
1 cauliflower head
Ĺ cup of water
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of flour
5 tablespoons of cooking oil.
Take your cauliflower, cut the leaves, wash it and put aside. Set a saucepan with water (that will be able to fit in your cauliflower) on medium gas and as soon as the water will start boiling put your cauliflower in it for 5-7 minutes. Your cauliflower should be soft, but a little bit crunchy.
***Tip from Helen*** Boiling reduces the levels of these compounds, with losses of 20Ė30% after five minutes, 40Ė50% after ten minutes, and 75% after thirty minutes. However, other preparation methods, such as steaming, microwaving, and stir frying, had no significant effect on the compounds ***Tip from Helen***
Drain the water and let the cauliflower cool off. After it cooled off cut the cauliflower into flowerets (if they are big you can cut them in halves). Take an egg, beat it up with water and add the flower. Season the cauliflower, add salt and pepper to the egg-water-flour mix.
Set a frying pan on medium gas, add cooking oil; coat the cauliflower in egg-water-flower mix and fry on each side until golden brown.
Your cauliflower is ready, itís good warn and when itís cold from the fridge, itís good with dips.