fried breaded cauliflower with lemon dill sauce

Pan Fried Breaded Cauliflower With Lemon Dill Sauce

These pan fried breaded cauliflower are soft and tender on the inside and golden brown delicious on the outside. Served with a quick lemon dill sauce.

Pan Fried Breaded Cauliflower With Lemon Dill Sauce

Pan fried breaded cauliflower with lemon dill sauce is a pretty quick and easy way to serve up some delicious cauliflower. There aren’t many ingredients, and you most likely already have a many of them in your kitchen. The breading of the breaded cauliflower adds extra flavor and texture, and allows the cauliflower to pick up some beautiful dark color in the pan.

The lemon dill sauce is a nice quick dipping sauce to serve with the pan fried cauliflower. The lemon and dill add a nice bright fresh flavor to every bite. I like to serve the dipping sauce cold and the pan fried breaded cauliflower hot. This adds a nice temperature contrast that makes each bite more interesting and pleasant.

ingredients for breading and frying cauliflower florets

Breaded Cauliflower

Breading the cauliflower is easy. Beat the eggs well in one bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and seasoning. Old Bay seasoning is a Maryland treasure, and goes great in the flour mixture in this recipe. Just be careful when adding extra salt when using Old Bay, since it itself contains salt.

You can cut the florets off the cauliflower head using a paring knife to cut through the stalk of each floret. The florets should be at most 1 inch wide; if wider, cut the floret in half. Dip each floret in the egg mixture. Coat well and drain off any excess egg. Dip and coat well in the flour mixture, and shake off any excess flour.

breaded cauliflower

Pan Frying Breaded Cauliflower

Heat up the canola oil in a large frying pan. Gently place breaded cauliflower into the hot oil. Cook until a deep color is reached, and then turn the florets on a different side and repeat. Due the irregular shapes of the florets, you may have to turn the florets more than once to cook all sides. Once cooked, place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

Serving the Pan Fried Cauliflower Florets with the Lemon Dill Aioli

To make the lemon dill aioli, mix together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, chopped dill, and lemon. Serve the pan fried cauliflower hot with the lemon dill aioli served cold as a dipping sauce. Great as a side dish to a meal or served as a snack on it’s own. Enjoy!

breaded fried cauliflower

fried breaded cauliflower with lemon dill sauce

Pan Fried Breaded Cauliflower With Lemon Dill Sauce

These pan fried breaded cauliflower are soft and tender on the inside and golden brown delicious on the outside. Served with a quick lemon dill sauce
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Stove

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb cauliflower florets, no wider than an inch florets can be cut off the head using a paring knife
  • 2 each eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 0.5 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 0.25 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 each lemon, juice and zest

Instructions
 

  • Beat eggs well in one bowl. In a second bowl, mix flour, garlic powder, and old bay. Dip the cauliflower florets in the egg mixture, and drain off any excess egg. Coat them well in the flour mixture.
    breaded cauliflower
  • Heat up canola oil in a large frying pan. Gently place breaded cauliflower into the pan. Cook until golden brown and then turn the florets on a different side and repeat. Due the irregular shapes of the florets, you may have to turn the florets more than once to cook all sides. Once cooked, place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
    frying golden brown cauliflower in pan on stove
  • To make the lemon dill sauce, mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, fresh dill, and lemon juice and zest. Serve the fried cauliflower bites hot with the cold dipping sauce served on the side.
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