How to cook cauliflower
Cauliflower is a tasty and useful vegetable. In its composition there are a large number of vitamins and minerals. How to make cauliflower delicious knows, perhaps, every woman. This miracle vegetable make great both the first and second courses.
Its name it received due to its shape, cabbage consists of several inflorescences. The main thing when selecting vegetables for cooking, is that the inflorescence should not be loose, otherwise there is the probability of obtaining a not quite delicious on the way out.
Cauliflower in batter
The main feature of the cooking of cauliflower in batter, is a pre-treatment of inflorescences. They need to boil in a little salted water, the cooking time should not exceed 5-7 minutes if you ignore this rule, you’ll get a low-quality dish. Then important is the preparation of the batter. Recipe it is simple enough to take the milk, egg and flour. Yet no less tasty batter of eggs and breadcrumbs. In our time in any store you can buy bread mixes for every taste and budget.
Excellent quality of cauliflower is that you can buy it at any time of the year. Frozen florets would be no worse than fresh. All the nutrients and vitamins are preserved cabbage this treatment.
- cabbage – 1 inflorescence:
- milk – ½ Cup;
- egg – 1 PC.;
- flour – 1 glass;
- salt to taste.
The cooking process
Before cooking cabbage divided into florets, especially large ones can be reduced with a knife. Gently rinse and drop into boiling, slightly salted water. Readiness can be checked according to the degree of softness: if the knife easily enters in clusters, they are ready. To digest it in any case impossible. Then prepare the dough: all the ingredients are mixed, you can add your favorite spices. Drop the batter in each inflorescence and fry until cooked.
Tricks when cooking cauliflower
Before boiling the water you need to add a small amount of sugar. This is necessary in order to keep the density of the cabbage and eliminate the increased wateriness. The same effect can be achieved by boiling the blossoms in water.
To remove excess fat after frying the cabbage, ready inflorescence is spread on a prepared paper towel.
Cauliflower and diet
Mainly cauliflower can be called a dietary dish. Very good for those who are watching their figure and their diet brings to diet food. The fundamental would be the way was prepared of the inflorescence. When you diet you need to adhere to the principle: the less fat the better.
- cabbage – 1 inflorescence;
- oil for greasing the pan;
- salt to taste;
- spices to taste;
- garlic – 1 clove;
- yogurt – not fat ½ Cup.
Method of preparation
To clean the blossoms, remove all the black blotches. Rinse under a gentle stream of water. Divide into small florets. Boil water, lightly salt it. Put it in the water the cabbage. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Then drain the cabbage in a colander and wait until all the water will drain. Meanwhile prepare a container with high sides. Suitable as a disposable baking dish and a baking pan. Grease the bottom, gently spread with blossoms. Yogurt mixed with salt and spices, add the garlic, passed through the press. Pour this dressing inflorescence and send in the oven for 10 minutes. Before serving you can decorate with greenery.
This dish contains a minimum of calories, but is nutritious enough. Will have to taste, both adults and children.
Cauliflower has quite a nice and rich taste. Looks great in any summer salad.
- cauliflower – a few flowers.
- cucumber – 1 PC.;
- tomato – 1 PC.;
- red onion to taste;
- olive oil – 2 tablespoons;
- capers – 2 tablespoons;
- salt to taste.
Florets, wash and boil in salted water, drain in a colander. Cut the tomatoes and cucumber cubes. Onions to chop. For the filling you need to mix the olive oil and capers, add a little salt. All the ingredients to combine and you can eat. The salad will have a spicy flavor and is a good decoration on holiday table.
Cauliflower is a common vegetable in Russia. There is not one gardener, whose country site wouldn’t grow in this miracle. Inflorescences cabbage useful to humans in strength, you can find more amount of vitamins. Besides, cabbage is an indispensable vegetable in the Arsenal of every housewife. Ease of preparation and the possibility of combining with a large number of products makes cabbage popular.