Lately I’ve been on a bit of a cauliflower kick, probably because it’s such a healthy vegetable and it retains any flavours you add to it. Cauliflower can be prepared in so many ways, try marinating it over night, or seasoning it, or this way: my favourite way to have cauliflower; breading and baking it. The first time I made these Sean and I devoured them in about 5 minutes, the whole head of cauliflower, gone! They really are that delicious!!
I use simple flavours to create this crunchy & tasty side dish, and it can be eaten with any meal.. I mean, who doesn’t love a crunchy aspect to any meal! It’s like eating crispy, cauliflower fries. But so much healthier, and (personally I think) much tastier! You’re not left with the heavy, greasy feeling after but an energetic, lightened feeling although you might be left with remorse that you ate them all and there are no more left.
Soak them in that egg wash to get all that crunchy goodness to stick!
Mmm Spicy breading mixture!!
Almost ready to go in! Is your oven pre-heated??
Oh Crunchy, Golden goodness! Yes!
Crunchy Cauliflower Bites
You’ll be wishing you made a double batch while munching on these crunchy little bites of delight! But the best part? They are healthy, so you can devour as many as you want while feeling great about making healthy choices! Does it get any better?
Prep Time: 10 minutes// Cook Time: 20 – 30 minutes //Yields: 2 – 3 servings (depending on your self control!)
1 head cauliflower, washed and cut into bite-size florets
1 c. Panko bread crumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tsp roasted garlic flakes
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line with Aluminum foil and lightly oil a large baking tray, set aside.
2. Whisk egg and 2 TBSP water in a large bowl, add cauliflower, salt & pepper and mix well, ensuring all the cauliflower is covered in the egg wash
3. Combine Panko, garlic powder, cumin powder, red pepper flakes and roasted garlic flakes, separate shallow dish.4. Working one at a time, dredge the egg soaked cauliflower in the Panko mixture, and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until cauliflower is golden brown and crispy, turning once halfway through