Veggie Dishes: Delicious and Nutritious
Cauliflower steaks are a delightful and versatile vegetarian or vegan dish that has gained popularity as a creative and healthy alternative to traditional meat steaks. These "steaks" are thick slices of cauliflower that are roasted or grilled to create a satisfying and substantial meal.
Cauliflower steaks have become a favorite among those seeking to incorporate more plant-based options into their diets or simply looking for a unique and tasty way to enjoy this cruciferous vegetable. When prepared well, they can be remarkably hearty, making them a satisfying main course for vegetarians and vegans, and even a side dish that can impress meat-eaters.
Their versatility and adaptability allow for a wide range of flavor profiles and accompaniments, making cauliflower steaks a fantastic addition to your culinary repertoire. Whether you're looking for a meatless alternative, a low-carb option, or just a new way to enjoy cauliflower, these "steaks" can be a delicious and visually appealing addition to your meals.
1 large head cauliflower, sliced into 1" steaks
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon paprika
Salt and Pepper
2 large eggs
Vegetable oil, for frying
HOT HONEY (optional)
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 pinch of red pepper flakes
In a large deep-sided skillet, add sliced cauliflower and enough water to come halfway up the sides of the cauliflower. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cover, and steam until fork-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and let cool completely.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together flour, garlic powder, paprika, and season with salt. In another shallow bowl, lightly beat eggs. Toss cooled cauliflower in flour mixture, then eggs, return to flour mixture, and toss again until completely coated.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1" oil until it starts to bubble. Carefully add cauliflower and fry until deeply golden, 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel–lined plate.
Whisk up hot honey and pour it on top of the cauliflower. Enjoy!