Breaded Cauliflower Recipe
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Breaded Cauliflower Recipe

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Meet the Cook: My mother gets the credit for this delicious dish, which is a mainstay at our house. It can be an appetizer or side dish...and is wonderful served with turkey, roast beef and ham. My husband, our teenage son, Daniel, and I live on a country acreage. I enjoy gardening and collecting cookbooks. -Sandra Furman-Krajewski, Amsterdam, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 341 calories, 28 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 205 mg cholesterol, 780 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Place cauliflower and a small amount of water in a skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and seasonings. Place bread crumbs and cheese in a large resealable plastic bag. Add a few florets at a time to the egg mixture; toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cauliflower to crumb mixture; toss to coat.
  3. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Cook cauliflower in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Breaded Cauliflower in Country Woman July/August 1999, p31

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"I expected the taste of the parmesan to stand out more than it did. We thought this was pretty good. But we still like the version we get in a local restaurant better."

Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"Good flavor, my family actually enjoyed this."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"Now that does sound good and I'm not normally a big fan of cauliflower."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Delicious! I used 2 whole eggs, in place of 4 yolks, and had a fine result. My husband OF 40+ years said this tasted just like what his mom used to make!"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"Excellent, even my picky daughter ate them! I used Panko bread crumbs and the recipe came out great!"

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