Fried Cauliflower "Chicken" | Vegan Soul Food

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I call this fried cauliflower “chicken” because the recipe is based on southern fried chicken. It’s so much better than the real stuff: juicy and delicious, no animals harmed, and much healthier for you and the environment!!
Shout out to Edgy Veg for the hot sauce inspiration 👅

FRIED CAULIFLOWER “CHICKEN” RECIPE updated recipe on my blog:
Makes 4 servings

1 ½ tablespoons ground flaxseed plus ¼ cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
⅓ cup hot sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
5 cups safflower oil, or other frying oil
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into large florets

In a small bowl combine the ground flaxseed with ¼ cup water, stir well and set it aside to thicken for at least 3 minutes.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Old Bay, and nutritional yeast.

Into the bowl with the flax mixture add the hot sauce and Dijon mustard and whisk until creamy.

Preheat oil for frying in a large dutch oven or fryer. It should be around 350°.

Use one hand to carefully dip a cauliflower floret into the wet mixture, then drop it into the flour mixture. Use your other hand (it should be dry) to coat it completely. Dip it back into the flax mixture, and again into the dry mixture, keeping one hand devoted to wet and one to dry.

Carefully lower the twice coated cauliflower into the hot oil. Repeat with remaining cauliflower until you can’t fit any more into the pot. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the pieces are golden.

Transfer fried cauliflower to a large plate covered with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Continue to cook the remaining cauliflower.

Serve hot 😛

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Tyler Richter says:

All my breading came off once I put it in the fryer :/

onecorpsestands again says:

Do you have a cookbook????

Stefan The Cannon says:

Hard no friend

Gnarles Farkley says:


jessi polite says:

Love your choice of music! I will be trying this recipe soon!

Diss & Dad says:

Can you please open a vegan restaurant? I would come for a visit from Berlin Germany.

El Indigeno says:

Are you a vegan? I love the song in the background! Who don't the song at 1:52?

ParisLovesMusic95 says:

Can you use almond flour instead?

ŁiyahGrand says:

I Love Your Background Music! You’re Such A Vibe 😩

jak says:

my mom made this a while ago and it was delicious. tastes like real chicken lol

L DH says:

What kind of oil was used ??

Sam Van Roosbroeck says:

I used your recipee as inspiration for my own. Great stuff!! love your style

Snoop Chappelle says:

Definitely trying the cauliflower😁

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