From My Kitchen: Korean Fried Cauliflower

I always try to post a little something for our vegetarian friends. As a matter of fact, this is so delicious, you don’t even miss meat. The sauce is absolutely everything, I guess you can end up putting on whatever you like; Lord knows I’m definitely going to try and find things I can add this amazing sauce to! Some of the ingredients are not exactly easy to find, but if you’re anything like me, you will have Amazon Prime, and you can have it delivered in 24 hours. I saved so many recipes with this home chef Amazon secret!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp bakingpowder
  • 1/2 cup iced water
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 stalks scallion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup sodium sauce
  • 1/4 mirin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

In a large bowl combine cornstarch, flour, baking powder, and iced water, whisk until smooth. Add oil to a pot (about one inch high), and bring to medium heat.

Working in batches, if necessary, dip the cauliflower into the cornstarch mixture, making sure it’s covered all over, then add to the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove and rest on paper towels.

Add garlic, soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, and gochujang to a medium pot and bring to a simmer. In a small bowl add cornstarch to about a tbsp of water, and mix thoroughly. Add to the glaze and whisk until fully dissolved. Remove from heat.

Add cauliflower to a bowl then top with the glaze. Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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