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Crispy Cauliflower Bites

Delicious whether baked or fried these crispy cauli nuggets are perfect as an appetizer or just as a snack while watching your favorite tv show. I used panko but you can also use any breadcrumbs available. If you make them, let me know!


  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into even, bite-size florets
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups panko or any breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sunflower oil, as needed

Spicy Dip:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha (or to taste)
  • Pinch of salt

Tahini Dip:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 200 C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add cauliflower florets to a large mixing bowl and season with a bit of salt.
  • Add flour to a deep bowl and season with salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika, if using.
  • Crack eggs into a big bowl, season with salt and whisk.
  • Add panko or breadcrumbs to another bowl.
  • Dip a few cauliflower florets in the flour ensuring all sides are well coated. Then shake off excess.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to the eggs and finally to the breadcrumbs pressing well making sure all sides are well coated.
  • Transfer cauliflower to your prepared baking sheet, drizzle with a little a oil to help them crisp up. (You can deep fry the florets instead of baking them as well)
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cauliflower appears golden brown flipping them once to ensure all side are golden and crispy.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauces.
  • For the spicy sauce: simply mix both ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • For the tahini dip: add tahini, salt and lemon juice in a bowl and mix. The mixture will look very dense. Start adding water a bit at a time and mix until you reach a creamy consistency. Set aside.
  • Once cauliflower florets are golden brown take out of the oven and serve immediately with dipping sauces.

Buon Appetito!

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