Fried Cauliflower Recipe.
Time: 25 min.
- 1 small cauliflower
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- Oil for frying
This was a fun recipe. It takes some work to get egg whites stiff – and then when you mix together with the yolk past everything just sort of combines (it almost seems like it isn’t worth it). You need to work fast to get the cauliflower dipped quickly and into the oil before the whites lose all of their body.
Because there is very little flour, the cauliflower comes out very light and airy – almost like a tempura.
Note: I did use an all-purpose gluten-free flour. Worked like a charm.
Source: The Original White House Cook Book, 1887 Edition.