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Crispy Fried Cauliflower and Creamy Hummus Dip

  • Author: Hein van Tonder


Fried cauliflower is dusted in ras el hanout spice and is served with bright lemon juice and a creamy hummus dip whipped with yogurt and feta. A perfect game day snack. adapted from


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  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut or broken into florets
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ras el Hanout spice blend
  • oil for frying

Whipped Hummus Dip (find the recipe in the link above)


  1. Place all the dip ingredients in a food processor until smooth, spoon into a serving bowl and keep chilled
  2. Pour enough oil in a medium sized pot for deep frying and heat the oil to 180 degrees C
  3. Beat the eggs with the milk until smooth in a shallow dish
  4. In a separate shallow dish mix the flour with the Parmesan cheese, salt, paprika and Ras el Hanout spice blend
  5. Scoop about third of the flour mix in a large freezer bag and gently place the cauliflower inside
  6. Shake the bag to coat the cauliflower
  7. Dip each floret into the egg mixture and then in the rest of the flour mixture
  8. Place on a wire rack while dredging the rest of the cauliflower
  9. Fry the cauliflower in batches until golden brown and crispy
  10. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels and keep warm until all the cauliflower has been fried
  11. Drizzle the dip with some olive oil, dust with some paprika and serve the cauliflower immediately with extra lemon wedges
  • Category: Side, Appetizer
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