Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Florets

Introduction

Enjoy a delicious and healthy snack with these cheesy baked cauliflower florets. With a crispy coating and a savory flavor, this recipe is perfect for a quick and nutritious treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or fresh garlic)
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, as needed

Nutrition Information

  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 150 per serving

Preparation Time

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

Instructions

Preparing the Cauliflower

  1. Wash and Cut Cauliflower: Wash the cauliflower and divide it into florets.
  2. Cook Cauliflower: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until they are slightly tender but not mushy. Drain the water and rinse the florets with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Preparing the Coating

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking tray with baking paper and lightly brush it with vegetable oil.
  2. Mix Cheese and Breadcrumbs: In a large bowl, mix together the finely grated cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika powder, salt, and pepper.

Coating the Cauliflower

  1. Beat the Eggs: Lightly beat the eggs in another bowl.
  2. Coat the Cauliflower: Dip each cauliflower floret into the beaten eggs, then coat it in the cheese and breadcrumb mixture. Ensure each floret is well-coated.

Baking

  1. Arrange on Baking Tray: Place the coated cauliflower florets on the prepared baking tray, ensuring they are spaced apart for even baking.
  2. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the florets are golden brown and crispy.

Serving

  1. Cool and Serve: Remove the cauliflower from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. Serve warm and enjoy these delicious and healthy cheesy baked cauliflower florets!

This cheesy baked cauliflower recipe is a fantastic way to enjoy a nutritious snack or side dish. The crispy coating and savory flavor make it a hit with both kids and adults. Enjoy!

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