Not always what is useful is considered tasty, but I offer a wonderful recipe - cauliflower in a batter in a pan - absolutely everyone will like it! And even those who do not really like vegetables. Another advantage of this dish is that it can be prepared both in summer - from fresh vegetables, and in winter - from frozen. I serve cauliflower in batter and as a separate dish, and as a side dish.
- cauliflower - 1 medium-sized forks;
- salt - 0.5 teaspoon;
- chicken egg - 2 pieces;
- wheat flour - 2 tablespoon;
- mayonnaise - 3 tablespoons;
- garlic - 2-3 cloves;
- water for boiling.
Cauliflower in batter. Step by step recipe
- Before cooking, we need to rinse and dry with a towel a fork of cauliflower. Then, cutting the stalk, divide the cabbage into inflorescences. They should be medium in size.
Tip. In order to make the dish tasty and healthy, you must correctly choose the main ingredient - cauliflower. It is of several types, which differ in external signs: color, size and shape. But all these external differences do not affect the taste and juiciness of cauliflower. The main thing is that the cabbage itself should be fresh (and even better - young), so that there are no dark spots, and the head is elastic, does not deform when pressed.
- In boiling salted water we put the cauliflower inflorescences and cook for about 10-15 minutes. The readiness of the cabbage is checked by a puncture of the fork: it should pass freely.
- While the cauliflower is cooked, prepare the batter. To make batter, beat the eggs with a whisk or a fork, adding a pinch of salt and flour.
- Mix everything thoroughly until smooth. Ready-made batter for cauliflower should not be too liquid: so that it does not drip from the inflorescences, but envelops every piece well.
- We cool the boiled cabbage a little, and then dip each piece of cauliflower into the finished batter.
- In a well-heated pan of sunflower oil, put the pieces of cauliflower in a batter. And fry until golden brown on all sides.
- Meanwhile, prepare the sauce for cauliflower in batter. For the sauce, you need to squeeze a couple of garlic cloves into mayonnaise, salt, pepper, you can add greens.
- Ready cabbage can be served separately with sauce, or it can be coated with layers: as you like.
In just a few minutes, if there is cauliflower left, I propose to cook another very tasty and healthy dish - baked cauliflower. You will get two different dishes from the same ingredients: cheap and cheerful.
- It is necessary to pre-boiled cauliflower inflorescences (follow the steps of 1-2 recipes) to put in a baking dish or on a baking sheet, greased with butter. Then pour in a mixture of eggs and flour. Only take half the flour less than in the previous recipe so that the pouring is liquid. You should get two rows of cauliflower, filled with batter. Send the cauliflower to the oven preheated to 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes. When the casserole is almost ready, it must be sprinkled with grated hard cheese, but not spicy, but with a creamy taste. (I prefer Sour Cream). Then put the casserole again in the oven for 5 minutes. The cheese should melt. Serve such cauliflower casserole warm, sprinkled with parsley or dill. You can serve it with the same sauce as in the previous recipe. And for greater ease, I advise you to replace mayonnaise with sour cream.
When preparing a batter for cauliflower, I add my favorite spices and seasonings, for example, dried basil: it makes the dish fragrant, with a touch of the Mediterranean. And if you replace wheat flour with corn and fry the cabbage in deep fat, then the batter will turn out crispy. This dish will appeal not only to girls who follow the figure, but also to men. After all, it is tasty and satisfying! The site "I like to cook" wishes you a pleasant appetite and is waiting to visit for new recipes of mouth-watering and unusual dishes. And be sure to try cauliflower tastier than kebab and TOP-5 dishes of cauliflower.