Recipe: General Tso’s Cauliflower

This is one of those recipes that will completely blow you away. I actually don’t like the sauce that came with the original recipe and prefer to just use a bottled teriyaki or even just a sprinkling of soy sauce so I’m not including it here but basically this a recipe for the most delicious fried cauliflower that you can serve over rice with some sesame seeds – if you don’t end up eating it all before that.

General Tso's Cauliflower
Serves 6
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 2/3 cup cornstarch
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon each: cumin, tumeric, chili powder, ginger, pepper, and salt
  5. 4 eggs
  6. water, up to 1/2 cup
  7. 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  8. oil for frying
  1. Make the batter by combining all but the water, cauliflower, and oil. If the batter is too thick, add a small amount of water OR if too thin, add a small amount of flour until batter drips off a spoon easily.
  2. Fill a dutch oven or skillet with oil, about 2", enough to cover the cauliflower most of the way then heat the oil until a drop of batter in the oil bubbles right to the top.
  3. Once the oil is hot, simply dip the cauliflower in the batter, then place the dipped pieces in the oil frying 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  4. Once fried, set on a cooling rack lined with paper towel until dried slightly then top with sesame seeds, sauce, or other toppings and serve over rice.
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
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