Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
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Serves: 1-2
  • ½ head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about ½-inch size)
  • a handful of chopped fresh parsley for topping
  • a few cups of oil for frying (enough to cover the cauliflowers)
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • half a teaspoon sesame oil
  • For the coating:
  • 2 tablespoons sticky rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons water
  1. Whisk garlic, ginger, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and sesame oil in a small container, set aside.
  2. Mix sticky rice flour, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda in a bowl, slowly pour in the water, whisk while pouring until a smooth mixture is formed.
  3. Add the cauliflower florets into the mixture until each florets are coated evenly.
  4. In a deep pan, heat oil until reaching temperature for deep frying (dip a chopstick into the oil, if it starts bubbling steadily, ready to use)
  5. Deep fry the flour coated cauliflowers for a few minutes until golden brown, remove from oil and fry again for about 30 seconds, rest on paper towel to drain oil and cool down.
  6. Heat skillet over medium-low heat, pour in the sauce and bring to simmer.
  7. Add in the fried cauliflower and gently stir to coat the sauce evenly onto the cauliflowers.
  8. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley to serve and enjoy!
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Recipe by Spice the Plate at https://www.spicetheplate.com/veggie/sweet-and-sour-cauliflowers/