Deep Fried Cauliflower

Deep Fried Cauliflower
Deep fried cauliflower is easy to prepare but to turn it into a delicious tapas you should serve it with a tomato and red pepper salsa!
  Serves:  4 with other tapas       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
Ingredients
  • 1 medium cauliflower cut into florets
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) milk
  • 120 g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Oil for frying
For the dipping salsa
  • 400 g (14 oz) chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1 red capsicum (bell) pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 50 g (2 oz) spring onions (scallions), chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 thin strip of orange rind (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic, spring onions and red pepper. Sauté gently for about 10 minutes until the pepper has softened.
Prepare the salsa
  1. Add the tomatoes and orange rind and season well. Stir then bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer gently for around 45 minutes to allow the tomatoes to cook and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  3. Allow the sauce to cool a little, then whizz the sauce until smooth in a food process or using a hand blender.
  4. Press the salsa through a seive to remove any bits of skin and pips then transfer to a serving bowl.
Prepare the cauliflower
  1. Cook the cauliflower florets in lightly-salted boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain, refresh with cold water, then drain again.
  3. Lightly beat the egg in a bowl. Add the milk and beat again.
  4. Add the salt and slowly beat in the flour to produce a smooth batter.
  5. Dip the florets in the batter, shake off any excess, then deep fry at 180°C/360°F for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper to drain.
Titli's Tips
Use a toothpick or cocktail stick to dip the florets in the batter.

The salsa can be used with a wide range of tapas. It also goes well with a bag of Doritos!

NB: Nutritional information does not include salsa

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 162.7 8%
Calories from Fat 68
Total Fat 7.6g 11%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Unsaturated Fat 0.5g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 19.7g 6%
Dietary Fibre 3.9g 15%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 5.9g 11%
Cholesterol 22.1mgs 7%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.