Golden Crispy Cauliflower Bites

Embark on a culinary adventure with these Golden Crispy Cauliflower Bites, where the humble cauliflower is transformed into a gourmet treat. Coated in a crispy Parmesan and panko crust, flavored with Italian herbs and a touch of garlic, each bite delivers a satisfying crunch leading to the tender, roasted cauliflower within.

Perfect for those who appreciate the elegance of simplicity in cooking, this recipe brings out the best in everyday ingredients. Serve these Parmesan-Crusted Cauliflower Delights as a stunning appetizer, a delightful side, or incorporate them into your main courses. They’re a testament to the fact that with a little creativity, vegetarian dishes can steal the show.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 kg cauliflower
  • 150 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 100 g flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • A handful of parsley, chopped
  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • A pinch of salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

Sauce (optional):

  • 200 g sour cream
  • 100 g yogurt
  • A handful of parsley, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • A squeeze of lemon juice



  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets and blanch them in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain and let them cool.
  3. In a shallow dish, mix the flour with a pinch of salt and black pepper. In another dish, beat the eggs. In a third dish, combine the panko breadcrumbs, minced garlic, Italian herbs, chopped parsley, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Dip each cauliflower floret first in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, and finally coat them with the breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Arrange the coated cauliflower florets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden and crispy.
  7. While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the sauce by mixing together the sour cream, yogurt, chopped parsley, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  8. Serve the crispy roasted cauliflower hot with the optional sauce on the side.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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