Recipes Dinner KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower)
KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower)

KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower)


Preheat the oven to 220°C

Toss the cauliflower on a baking sheet with the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, salt, and ground pepper. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until tender.

Heat the oil for frying in a large heavy-bottomed pot or frying pan The amount of oil may vary depending on the size of your pan or pot.

To make the wet batter, combine the nondairy milk with the lemon juice and hot sauce in a large bowl. Sift the cornflour into the bowl and mix well.

In another large bowl, combine the flour with the salt and all the spices to make the dry batter/ flour mix.

Do not batter the cauliflower and let it sit before it goes in the oil, or the batter will drip off. Batter a floret, then coat in the flour mixture, then submerge in the batter again and coat in the flour mixture once again. Fry a few pieces at a time for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. You can rock the pan or pot a little to move the oil over all the pieces

Remove with a slotted frying spoon onto a baking sheet or large plate covered with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Serve with the aioli or a dip of your choice.


For the cauliflower:

1 cauliflower head

2 tbsp  vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup for shallow fry

1 tsp    sea salt

½ tsp   ground pepper


For the wet batter:

1 cup   nondairy milk

1 tbsp  lemon juice or white vinegar

2 tsp    cornflour

1/4 cup of hot sauce (optional)


For the dry batter:

2 cups white flour

1 tbsp  sea salt

1 tbsp chilli powder

2 tsp    garlic powder

2 tsp    onion powder

1 tsp    ground pepper

1 tsp    ground sage

1 tsp    ground coriander

1 tsp    smoked paprika

1 tsp    celery salt

½ tsp   ground nutmeg

½ tsp   ground cinnamon

½ tsp   ground cumin

½ tsp   ground allspice

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