Traditional Spanish Fried Cauliflower Recipe


This vegetarian recipe is simple, inexpensive and extraordinarily tasty

Ingredients for Traditional Spanish Fried Cauliflower to serve 4:


1 large Cauliflower

1 Garlic Clove finely chopped or pressed through a Garlic Mill

2 Tbspn Chopped Parsley

2 Large eggs – beaten

½ Tspn Salt

Freshly ground Black Pepper

6 Tablespoons of Wine Vinegar

Flour for Coating

Virgin Olive Oil for frying


Preparation of Traditional Spanish Fried Cauliflower:

Separate the cauliflower into florets, splitting any large bunches.   Cook for 5 minutes in loads of boiling salted water and then leave to drain very well.

Using a pestle and mortar, mash the garlic and salt together until it becomes a paste.

Mix the vinegar into the paste

Now, having placed your well drained cauliflower in a large flat type dish, pour over the mix and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and most of the parsley.   Leave to marinade for at least half an hour – an hour is better, but turn the florets from time to time.

Put a goodly amount of flour on a plate;  dip the florets in the flour and then in the beaten egg.   Fry in hot oil, turning the florets over until they are golden on all sides.

Serve the Traditional Spanish Fried Cauliflower immediately sprinkled with the remaining parsley – this makes a good side dish for a potato tortilla or serve it alone with a yogurt dip. And a glass of good Spanish wine completes the meal!

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