Fried Cauliflower "Chicken" | Vegan Soul Food

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I call this fried cauliflower “chicken” because the recipe is based on southern fried chicken. It’s so much better than the real stuff: juicy and delicious, no animals harmed, and much healthier for you and the environment!!
Shout out to Edgy Veg for the hot sauce inspiration 👅

FRIED CAULIFLOWER “CHICKEN” RECIPE updated recipe on my blog:
Makes 4 servings

1 ½ tablespoons ground flaxseed plus ¼ cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
⅓ cup hot sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
5 cups safflower oil, or other frying oil
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into large florets

In a small bowl combine the ground flaxseed with ¼ cup water, stir well and set it aside to thicken for at least 3 minutes.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Old Bay, and nutritional yeast.

Into the bowl with the flax mixture add the hot sauce and Dijon mustard and whisk until creamy.

Preheat oil for frying in a large dutch oven or fryer. It should be around 350°.

Use one hand to carefully dip a cauliflower floret into the wet mixture, then drop it into the flour mixture. Use your other hand (it should be dry) to coat it completely. Dip it back into the flax mixture, and again into the dry mixture, keeping one hand devoted to wet and one to dry.

Carefully lower the twice coated cauliflower into the hot oil. Repeat with remaining cauliflower until you can’t fit any more into the pot. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the pieces are golden.

Transfer fried cauliflower to a large plate covered with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Continue to cook the remaining cauliflower.

Serve hot 😛

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J B says:

That Curtis Mayfield was 🔥

Louise Daniels says:

Dinner tonight!

Mecca Dishmon says:

I love your music taste 🙌🏾🥺💕

Melissa Salazar says:

Love it! But what can I change de dijon mustard for? It's not like really available where I live

T McDougal says:

Tried this recipe with a few substitutes. Delicious!!!! Too much oil with frying though, and took so many pieces of paper towel to drain. I considered baking but didn't know how that would turn out. Comments say just as good so I'll try next time. SO GOOD! 😋😍👍

Cc mac says:

Can you do this with Broccoli

Stuart Mills says:

This was amazing. The cauliflower is steamy and buttery tasting and the breading is perfect

brittne phillips says:

What can I sub the mustard with??

sammie smith says:

I must try this recipe one day.

kaustubh kambli says:

Background music is dope.

Nathaniel Veglover says:

Which kind of oil did you use to fry and was the oil gluten free?

Ladyd1908 says:

Since becoming a vegan in January, this is the first fried dish that I’ve had. Omg!! This recipe is a game changer! I am not a fan of cauliflower but believe me, this was amazing and I can’t wait to make it again. Friends, vegan food is NOT boring!!

ameerah d says:

I am going to try this next time I go shopping

Ashley says:

is the cauliflower chicken a substitute for protein?? just seeing so i can make this andnnot make tofu ._.

Andrea Crawford-Casillas says:

I am vegan of 25 days. I was shocked by how good this is!😋😋😋

Olivia Manning-Richardson says:

I almost want to try it but it’s cauliflower

Chyrisse Valentine says:

The music is all over the place but it’s fun!

iron tanker says:

I could go vegan but I choice to still eat meat you just cant imitate the real thing

Sunita Agrawal says:

love your vids!

Goddess 999 says:

Omg this looks so good, I'm going to definitely try this recipe!! 😋

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