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Breaded Cauliflower

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


6 servings

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


  • 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 4 large 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


  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 bowl. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • angelasandoval
    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.

  • shellyklinginsmith
    Jan 11, 2013

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  • jscsfamily
    Aug 13, 2012

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  • RendiB
    May 1, 2012

    Good flavor, my family actually enjoyed this.

    Jan 19, 2012

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

  • bake4all
    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!

  • ghammang
    Feb 28, 2011

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

  • foodeater
    Aug 12, 2010

    made this tonight, my family loved it!! we all love cauliflower (especially fried) and this recipe proved to be almost better than most restaurants i have been to. the batter smells so good. i will definitely make this again.

  • FriedaG
    Jan 28, 2010

    I love this recipe because even my turn-up-their-noses family members will eat cauliflower this way. Sometimes I add cayenne for those who like even their vegetables to be spicy hot.

  • cbrooks47
    Dec 26, 2007