This Southern fried cauliflower recipe is most requested dish by family and friends.
It’s one of the first things I made when I became vegan. For me it was transition meal.. like comfort food.
I no longer had fried chicken.. but at least I could make this cauliflower!
I basically followed the same recipe for my fried chicken🤷🏾♀️it became a fried chicken substitute for Sunday dinner.
I tend to make this around the holidays and football season.
When the family has hot wings.. I have my southern fried cauliflower.
(You can watch a FULL tutorial for this recipe on my my YouTube channel I made my first cooking tutorial!)
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Recently I started to make my cauliflower look more like fried chicken just for aesthetic reasons.. I always chuckle a bit when I post my meals online and people say
“I thought that was chicken!”
I’m going to teach you step by step how to make southern fried cauliflower that looks like chicken.
Here’s what you need
1 large Cauliflower cut into large chunks
(The chunks will be breaded and resemble chicken. Start at the base of the cauliflower and get creative!)
2-3 cups of non dairy milk of your choosing.
(I like coconut milk because it’s very thick and seems to hold onto the cauliflower better than any non dairy milk I’ve tried.)
Dry Batter ingredients:
2-3 cups of flour
1 ½ tablespoons of paprika
1 tablespoon old bay seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ -1 tablespoon of salt.. you decide the amount of salt.
½ teaspoon of black pepper
½ tablespoon of lawry’s seasoning (you can add less of you desire less salt)
*You’ll need a large bowl to mix your dry ingredients and bowl to dip your cauliflower into your non diary milk.
* you’ll need a large skillet filled with enough oil to fry your cauliflower
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Taste as you’re mixing especially with the salt. Don’t be afraid to taste your batter.. it won’t hurt you. I tend to add more paprika it gives the cauliflowers beautiful coloring after frying.
Coat the cauliflower in non dairy milk your choosing.
I use a spoon and really drizzle it into the creases of the cauliflower so it’s completely coated with the non diary milk.
Dip the non diary milk coated cauliflower into seasoned flour mixture. I shovel the seasoned flour all over the cauliflower with another small spoon. I like to make sure it’s really coated with the mixture.
Return the coated cauliflower back into the milk!
Double coat the cauliflower in the milk use the spoon to drizzle the non diary milk all over the cauliflower.
Dip the cauliflower back into the seasoned flour.
Repeat the process with the remaining cauliflower.
Once you have coated all the pieces, heat the oil in your skillet.. I cook with the heat on about medium/high.. you don’t want it to hot to burn the cauliflower to quickly.
Once your oil is hot enough fry the cauliflower evenly on all sides. This usually takes about 2 ½ minutes or so on each side. Since cauliflower is such an odd shape you want to turn the cauliflower on the odd sidesfor an additional minute after the initial 2 ½ minutes per side.. just to evenly cook the pieces.
Once the pieces have been fried.. let them drain on a rack for a minute or two to remove any excess oils.
Once they have drained serve as you wish!
This is such a wonderful and easy meal to make. It’s truly a Sunday dinner staple. I’ve even made for you family from New Mexico and all over.
If you like this recipe and try it, please let me know! I’m curious to see what you think 🤗