Crispy Cauliflower ‘Wings’ (vegetarian) / Hrskava ‘krilca’ od cvjetače (vegetarijanska)

I used to be pretty indifferent to cauliflower. It often felt like cauliflower is a bland and boring cousin of all other colorful vegetables. But how foolish was I! Cauliflower is a total veggie chameleon and can be used up in very unexpected, interesting and delicious ways. Like these crispy and highly addictive cauli ‘wings’.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.39 EUR per serving / 2.77 EUR for all)

½ head of cauliflower (0.80 EUR)

For the wet mix:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp poultry seasoning (0.07 EUR)

4-5 tbsp cold water (0.07 EUR)

For the dry mix:

1 cup finely shredded hard cheese (0.80 EUR)

1 cup unsweetened corn flakes (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

Additional:

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil for roasting (0.05 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Cut the cauliflower into florets. In a bowl, prepare the wet mix by whisking together all of the ingredients. The mixture should be pretty thick, so it doesn’t run off the cauliflower, so add water in gradually, a tablespoon at a time. Pulse the cornflakes in a food processor a few times to grind down a bit, then mix all of the remaining dry mix ingredients in a separate bowl.

Coat the cauli florets in the wet mix, then in the dry mix. Arrange the florets on a prepared baking tray and repeat until all of them are used up. Lightly drizzle the coated florets with a bit of oil (or even better, use an oil spray if you have one) and bake in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Immediately sprinkle the roasted cauli wings with a bit of salt and serve them up right away.

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Prije sam bila poprilično indiferentna po pitanju karfijola / cvjetače jer sam imala dojam da je on bezukusni i dosadni rođak svog ostalog šarenog i interesantnog povrća. Ali bila sam bedasta! Karfijol je totalni povrtni kameleon i možete ga spremiti na sasvim neočekivane, zanimljive i ukusne načine. Kao što su recimo ova hrskava i totalno zarazna ‘krilca’.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 9,99 kn po porciji / 19,98 kn za sve)

½ glavice cvjetače (6,00 kn)

Za mokri mix:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,20 kn)

4 žlice glatkog brašna (0,20 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

1 žličica mješavine začina za piletinu (0,50 kn)

4-5 žlica hladne vode (–)

Za suhi mix:

1 šalica fino ribanog tvrdog sira (6,00 kn)

1 šalica nešećerenog cornflakesa (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Dodatno:

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja za pečenje (0,40 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite protvan papirom za pečenje. Cvjetaču razrežite na cvjetiće. U zdjelici pripremite mokri mix tako da pomiješate skupa sve sastojke. Smjesa vam treba biti dosta gusta da ne sklizne sa cvjetače, pa vodu stoga dodajte malo po malo, jednu po jednu žlicu. Cornflakese propulsirajte kratko u multipraktiku da ih malo usitnite, pa ih u zasebnoj zdjelici pomiješajte sa svim sastojcima za suhi mix.

Cvjetaču prvo umačite u mokri mix, pa onda obložite sa suhim. Cvjetiće slažite na pripremljeni protvan i ponavljajte dok ih sve ne potrošite. Lagano pokapajte cvjetaču sa malo ulja prije pečenja (ili još bolje, upotrijebite ulje u spreju ako ga imate) i pecite u zagrijanoj pećnici 25 minuta, dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno-smeđa. Pečena ‘krilca’ još malo posolite i odmah poslužite.

Crispy Cauliflower ‘Wings’ (vegetarian) / Hrskava ‘krilca’ od cvjetače (vegetarijanska)

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