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Friday, May 13, 2011

Battered Cauliflower

Battered Cauliflower

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

Parboil cauliflower till soft. Dissolve yeast in warm water, add remaining ingredients. Dip cauliflower in batter. Deep fry till brown and crisp. Melted cheese makes a good dip.

To parboil, fill a pot on the stove with boiling water and prepare the food you intend to parboil. When the water boils, toss the food in, and cook it until it starts to soften. Drain the food and run cold water over it so that the color will set and the food will not turn to mush. Set the food aside until you are ready to throw it into the primary dish you are cooking, or put it into a storage container if you do not intend to use it right away.

Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-parboiling.htm

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