Cauliflower is my least favourite vegetable. However, on this day, I needed to use some up. So the only logical thing to do was to deep fry it.
NOTE: This recipe has been updated! Find the new and improved recipe for Crispy Beer Battered Cauliflower Nuggets here!
Beer Battered Cauliflower
Time to cook: 30 minutes
- 3/4 cup beer, any kind according to your tastes (check out Barnivore for vegan beer listings)
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons chives or shallots, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1/2 head cauliflower in bite sized pieces
- vegetable oil for frying
In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except for the cauliflower. Mix until smooth. Let it sit for a couple minutes.
Add the cauliflower and stir to coat all the cauliflower pieces.
In a small-medium sized pot, heat about 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to medium-high heat. The oil is ready for frying if you drop a little batter in and it sizzles and floats to the top in a couple seconds.
Use tongs/chopsticks to add coated cauliflower to the oil. Cook only one “layer” of cauliflower at a time. Cook one side for about 1 – 2 minutes or until golden brown, then turn the pieces over to cook the other side. Remove the cauliflower and let drain on paper towels. Continue with the rest of the cauliflower.
Serve right away with sweet chilli dipping sauce!
Enjoy your vegan beer battered cauliflower!
ha! Yeah right. You don’t even WANT the nutritional information for this recipe.
haha I love the comment on nutritional information 😀 def have to try these soon!
Hi Kris! I’m so sorry that I’ve taken over a YEAR to reply. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you enjoy my corny humour 😉
I just made these today but used tequila instead of beer–not the best idea I’ve ever had. it tasted all right except for that bitter aftertaste that tequila and other high proof alcohol have. I’ll definitely use some regular old beer next time or at least something with a weaker alcohol content. Though they did taste just fine with the vegan honey garlic sauce.
Hi Michelle! I’m sorry I haven’t replied until now. Thank you for sharing your experience with using tequila. Now I know not to try that! I’m glad that the sweet sauce covered up the bitterness though! No food waste 😉
Woah, haven’t seen this recipe. Can’t wait to try it! 😀