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Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

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Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower
20 Min

We pan fry our cauliflower in a seasoned mixture of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to give it a rich and nutty taste that makes this veggie irresistible. Serve your family our Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower, and you'll be surprised at how fast they'll eat eat it up!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; mix well.
  2. In another medium bowl, lightly beat eggs. Dip cauliflower florets in egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture until evenly coated on all sides, pressing gently, if needed.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Fry cauliflower 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, then turn and fry 1 to 2 more minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined platter. Repeat with remaining cauliflower. Serve immediately.


  • Sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese and serve with marinara sauce.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 405
  • Calories from Fat 354
  • Total Fat 39g 61 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.8g 29 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 5.8g 12 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 94mg 31 %
  • Sodium 281mg 12 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 9.0g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 1.6g 0 %

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What a great new idea to serve cauliflower. I had to guess at the quantity for this as I thought 3 eggs was too much for dipping. I used one egg instead and a handful of Parmesan cheese to mix with the panko. I also added a bit more cayenne and then baked them on a cookie sheet for about 25 minutes @ 350 degrees. A keeper for sure.

How long and what temp. in air fryer???

Hello! If you are cooking these in an air fryer, it should be set to 400 degrees. You then cook your prepared cauliflower for 7-8 minutes, or until they're golden. Hope this was helpful!

I like to do mine in the air fryer. They taste fantastic. Would like more air fryer recipes.

Can you use an oil less fryer such as the NuWave Brio?

Hello! Yes, you can make these in an oil-less fryer. :) Enjoy!

I love fried, crispy appetizers. This looks like a version I could feel pretty good about.

Delicious! once the coating mixture becomes damp, it's hard to get it it adhere to the pieces of cauliflower.

Is there a way that these can be baked instead of fried?

Hello! - Yes, you could bake the cauliflower at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy brown. Enjoy!

Can these be baked?


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