Whenever I eat out at a Mediterranean restaurant, I find it hard to not just compose a meal from the appetizer menu. With things like lentil soup, lemon and garlic potatoes, hummus and pita bread, fattoush salad, grape leaves, and fried cauliflower on the appetizer menu, who needs a full entree! I often find myself struggling not to order one of every thing on the appetizer menu. I usually settle upon the potatoes or the fried cauliflower. The fried cauliflower is amazingly simple. Unlike most fried things that come dusted in flour or some other type of breaded base, this doesn’t. This recipe calls for only one ingredient, cauliflower! The tahini sauce is great with this, but the cauliflower is pretty amazing on its own. Your kids will love these cauliflower florets, mine did!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-7 minutes
1 small head of cauliflower
2 cups of grape seed oil or another high temp oil
Sea salt to taste
Ingredients Creamy Garlic Tahini Sauce
4 tablespoons of tahini paste
8 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon of lemon juice, more if you like
2 cloves of garlic grated
Directions: Pre-heat the oil to 320F in a deep fryer. Add ingredients for the tahini sauce to a small bowl and mix until well combined and creamy, then set aside. If you want this to be extra creamy, place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until creamy, then transfer to a bowl.
Cut the cauliflower into florets.
Add the cauliflower florets to the deep fryer.
Fry until golden brown.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate, season with sea salt, serve and enjoy!