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Sweet Chili Crispy Cauliflower Bites

5 from 2 votes
Oshrit Abergil – @oshritabergil
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Deliciously crispy cauliflower bites with sweet chili kick! Irresistible veggie treat.
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :35 minutes

INGREDIENTS
 

Batter:

Sauce:

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets and blanch them in boiling water for about 10 minutes until they are half-cooked. Drain and let them cool slightly.
  • Prepare three separate bowls: flour, batter (whisk until well combined), and panko-breadcrumbs. Coat each cauliflower piece in flour, then dip in the batter, and finish by coating with panko-breadcrumbs.
  • Fill half a pot with oil and heat it up over medium-high heat (325-375℉). Deep fry until the pieces turn golden brown all around. Place them on a wire rack to drain excess oil. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl, drizzle on top and serve!

MY NOTES

Crispy Cauliflower Bites recipe
Credit: Oshrit Abergil

Why are my cauliflower bites soggy?

Cauliflower bites may become soggy due to excess moisture during cooking. This could be caused by inadequate draining after blanching or marinating the cauliflower. Additionally, using too much sauce or overcrowding the pan while frying can trap steam and lead to sogginess. To avoid this, ensure proper draining, space the bites evenly during frying, and let them rest on a wire rack to reduce moisture retention. Achieve perfect crispiness by mastering these steps!

What to have with crispy cauliflower bites

Crispy cauliflower bites are versatile and go well with various dishes. Serve them in salads, rice or quinoa bowls, wraps, tacos, pasta, or stir-fries. They’re great in burgers or sandwiches, complement Indian curries, and make a tasty pizza topping. Create a mezze platter with cauliflower bites, falafel, pita bread, and dips like hummus and tzatziki. The options are endless, allowing you to get creative and enjoy cauliflower bites with dishes that suit your taste and preferences!

Can I cut up cauliflower ahead of time?

Yes, you can cut up cauliflower ahead of time, but it’s best to store it properly to maintain its freshness. After cutting, place the cauliflower florets in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. However, note that cauliflower might lose some of its crispness and flavor over time, so it’s ideal to use it as soon as possible for the best taste and texture.

Crispy Cauliflower Bites recipe
Credit: Oshrit Abergil

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