Crumbed cauliflower with caper mayonnaise

Crumbed cauliflower with tartare sauce

Delicious, golden little nuggets of crumbed cauliflower goodness served with a zesty tartare sauce makes for the ultimate vegetarian snack or appetizer. 
Course Appetizer, hors d'oevres, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6 as a snack
Calories 668kcal
Author Alida Ryder


for the crumbed cauliflower

  • 3 cups 1 large head cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup flour seasoned with salt & pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2-3 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying

for the Tartare sauce

  • 3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons capers chopped
  • 2 large gherkins finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Heat a large pot of oil, for frying the crumbed cauliflower.
  • To prepare the cauliflower, place the seasoned flour, beaten eggs and fresh breadcrumbs in three separate bowls.
  • Coat the cauliflower first in the seasoned flour, then in the egg and finally in the fresh breadcrumbs.
  • Carefully place the crumbed cauliflower (in batches) in the hot oil and allow to fry for 5-7 minutes until golden brown and cooked to your preference.
  • Remove from the oil and allow to drain on some kitchen paper. Continue until all the cauliflower is cooked.
  • To make the tartare sauce, simply mix together all the ingredients then serve with the crumbed cauliflower.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1125mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 36.4mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 5mg