Deep Fried Cauliflower Florets (Low Carb)


As I was deep frying these little golden bites, different ones wandered through the kitchen and asked what it was that I was cooking. Mr. Handyman finally decided that this was our pre-dinner appetizer.  I didn’t tell him they were low carb.  They wouldn’t have come within an inch of his mouth had he known.  😉

These can be served without or with any tasty dipping sauce you like.  We chose Ranch and Heinz LC Ketchup.

Deep Fried Cauliflower Florets (low carb)
One 10 oz bag frozen cauliflower
1 egg
3 T cream, half and half, or water
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
seasoning spices (garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, etc)
hot oil for deep frying
Rinse and thaw the frozen cauliflower.  Drain off the water.  With a fork or whisk, mix the cream, half and half, or even water with the egg.  Set aside.  Add your preferred spices to both cheeses, stir and set aside.
Put about a cup of cauliflower florets into the egg mixture, stir around until the florets are coated with egg.  Next put the florets into the cheese mixture (I put the cheese into a quart size freezer bag) and shake around until the cauliflower florets are well coated with the cheese mixture.
(Try tasty Deep Fried Broccoli if you like this recipe.)
Carefully drop into the hot oil.  Deep fry 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.  Continue until all the cauliflower is cooked. Drain on paper towels and serve with your preferred dipping sauce.
Ok, I’ve had a hard time figuring this out but here goes.  I used the info found on Nutrition Data website.
Carb info:
For the whole recipe… Cauliflower 13 g (7 g fiber), egg is <1, parmesan cheese is about 2 g, romano cheese is about 2 g, and the cream is about 1.  So that comes out to 19 grams of carbs for the entire recipe, not including the sauce.  The oil had no carbs listed.

22 responses to “Deep Fried Cauliflower Florets (Low Carb)

  1. Fried cauliflower is THE BEST thing in the whole world!!!!

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  3. These look amazing. I’ve been trying to find easy low-carb alternatives for frying batter.

  4. The photo looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try these..

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  6. Can you tell me how many carbs are in these? I want to link to them from my blog. Thanks.

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  9. This works really well with chicken nibbles too (buffalo wing pieces). Rince each chicken piece, pat dry, dip in egg/cream mixture, and coat with the seasoned cheese crumbs. It works best for chicken if you dip it in the cheese to coat instead of shaking it.

    Instead of frying just bake it in oven for about 45 minutes. They are crispy, yummy, low carb, and no one in the house will complain.. Don’t expect leftovers though.

  10. OMG!!! These things are so good. Thanks

  11. No fake food present!!
    I was afraid you were going to coat them in “low carb baking mix” or soy flour.

  12. I love fried cauliflower but I’ve never had a recipe for it. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  13. yum, I bet that would be great with broccoli too.

  14. Deep-fried and low-carb. I like the combo!

  15. Oh my goodness, I love fried cauliflower, and yours looks especially gorgeous…

  16. Yum!! I make these every so often, & ooooh are they good! Great post!

  17. These look delicious! Great recipe, I’ll have to make them as a side dish to go with the beef roast I have on hand… YUM!


  18. I love to window shop the Foodie Blog Roll sites with my coffee in the morning. Every now and then I run across a site that I really like and yours is one of those. I love the photos and your selection of recipes. My husband and daughter will love the deep fried cauliflower so, thanks from them in advance.

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