Fried cauliflower: fast, tasty and healthy


In the list of the most healthy vegetables, one of the leading positions is occupied by cauliflower. It contains many useful macro- and microelements, vitamins H, E, K, C. Vegetable is popular among dieters: for all its nutrition, it is low in calories, promotes healthy digestion, and has a beneficial effect on the intestinal microflora.

Regular consumption of cabbage helps improve immunity, it is also useful for the work of the heart, nervous system, female reproductive organs. One of the important functions is the prevention of cancer. The most surprising is not this, but the fact that cauliflower does not lose its beneficial properties even during heat treatment - boiling and frying in a pan. Let's talk about the second option: consider the most famous ways of frying cabbage, find out what products it combines with, and how to serve a healthy dish to the table.


Head of cabbage and pan

Despite the fact that cauliflower remains useful, it is not worth overcooking (or digesting) it. To enhance the taste and retain useful elements, it is recommended to soak it in milk for some time before cooking.

For frying, not only fresh forks are suitable, but also frozen ones: they need to be boiled for 2-3 minutes, then removed and dried a little. If you take fresh, make sure they are freshly picked: juicy, resilient, with fresh leaves. Determining freshness by color is pointless: a vegetable comes in different varieties, which vary in appearance.

Before frying, wash the heads and take them apart for inflorescences. In most recipes, it is advised to boil it first, but this is not necessary, especially if you want to keep a pleasant crunch.

It is better not to cut off the legs of the inflorescences: it is convenient to hold on to them, especially when cooking in batter or breading.

The most important thing in frying is to maintain beneficial properties. To do this, first the vegetable is fried over high heat until a dense crisp is formed, after the fire is reduced to a minimum and stewed under the lid until cooked.

Classic recipe

Fried cauliflower

  • a small head of cabbage;
  • 60-70 ml of vegetable oil;
  • seasonings.
How to cook:
  1. Rinse the cabbage, cut into small slices.
  2. Heat oil, spread slices evenly, mix.
  3. Soak over high heat until a crispy crust appears, and fry for a few minutes over low heat.
  4. 2-3 minutes before removing from heat add spices. By the way, you will have garlic sauce.
  5. Serve as a side dish for the main course.

Cauliflower in batter and breading

Cabbage with seasoning on a plate

Recall the classic recipe for frying in batter. He is very simple.

Servings: +8
  • cauliflower 800 kg
  • flour 150 g
  • chicken egg 1 PC
  • water 150 ml
  • salt, spices taste
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 78 kcal
Proteins: 5.1 g
Fats: 4.8 g
Carbohydrates: 4.1 g
25 minutesVideo
  • First of all, we prepare the batter: mix water, egg and flour until sour cream, pour spices to taste, including salt and black pepper.
  • Rinse the cabbage, dry, cut, do not boil. Roll in the mass prepared in advance.
  • Heat oil, put slices, fry over medium heat until a crust appears.


Very tasty side dish. The recipe echoes the previous one. Cooking takes no more than half an hour.

  • a small head of cabbage;
  • 2 eggs;
  • packaging of breadcrumbs;
  • spice.
  1. Rinse the inflorescences, dry, cut into pieces, boil for 7-8 minutes after boiling water.
  2. Beat and shake the eggs, add salt, black pepper.
  3. Bread slices in the resulting mass, and then in breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat the oil, put cabbage in a pan, fry over medium heat.
The recipe for cauliflower breaded in a multicooker VITEK VT-4216 CM

Original recipe with eggs for the second

This recipe is not even a side dish, but a real second course, suitable for a tasty and nutritious dinner.

  • head of cauliflower;
  • 3-4 eggs;
  • 50 g of butter or 25 g of butter and 25 ml of vegetable;
  • 100 g of cheese;
  • spices to taste.
How to cook:
  1. Rinse inflorescences, drain water, cut into pieces. Boil for 7-8 minutes after boiling the liquid.
  2. Heat the oil, put the cabbage, fry a little until golden brown (5-6 minutes).
  3. Beat and shake the eggs in a bowl, add spices, roll the vegetable in the resulting mass.
  4. Cook over medium heat until brown.
  5. Put on a dish, grate cheese, sprinkle on top, add greens.
Video recipe

Cauliflower with Herbs - Grandma Emma's Recipe

Braised Diet Cauliflower

There are many options on this topic, I will consider the simplest.

  • ⅓ head of cabbage;
  • 100 g carrots;
  • 100 g zucchini;
  • 2 tomatoes;
  • 1 bell pepper;
  • ½ onion;
  • 50 ml of vegetable or olive oil;
  • spices to taste.
  1. Rinse all the ingredients, cut into large slices, divide the cabbage into inflorescences.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, fry onions and carrots first, then inflorescences and pepper, then zucchini and tomatoes.
  3. Pour the stew with a small amount of water and simmer under a closed lid for about 15 minutes.
  4. Toward the end of cooking, sprinkle with lemon juice and add spices.

Calorie Fried Cauliflower

Collage of green vegetables and mushrooms.

Cauliflower is low-calorie - only 20-30 kcal per 100 grams in raw form and 100-120 kcal per 100 grams in fried. An indicator of nutritional value includes:

  • 3 grams of protein;
  • 10 grams of fat;
  • 5.7 grams of carbohydrates.

Low calorie content allows you to use it during diets and fasting days. Dishes from it perfectly satisfy hunger and replenish the body with useful substances, while allowing you not to gain weight.

Useful Tips

Cabbage inflorescences

In conclusion, I will give some useful tips. It turns out that cauliflower is forbidden to eat with the following diseases:

  • With increased or reduced pressure.
  • During exacerbation of kidney and gastrointestinal diseases without consulting a doctor.
  • With gout in the elderly.
  • After surgery in the chest or abdomen. After the operation, several weeks should pass.
  • Caution for people with thyroid disease.
  • For chronic allergies.

Do not neglect these tips, because your health is in your hands!

Cauliflower can be fried at home quickly, tasty and healthy. I have listed the simplest recipes, but in fact there are many more! Try different options and choose the one you like best.

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Do not forget about contraindications, and at the same time - do not be afraid to experiment! Let this healthy vegetable settle in your kitchen and become the leader of the dinner feast! It is said that some people, especially children, do not like the taste of cauliflower. This moment is often played out in the series ... But maybe the heroes of these stories did not try it properly cooked?

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Sokolova Svetlana
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