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Fried Cauliflower

Chick’n Fried Cauliflower, Spicy Noodles, and Collard Greens

Course Main Courses
Cuisine American



  • 1 medium to large purple cauliflower
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsps sea salt
  • 2 tbsps pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 vegan eggs for wet batter
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk
  • 4 tbsps avocado oil


  • 500 g Fusilli noodles
  • 1/4 cup veggie broth
  • 1 diced jalapeño
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • 1 large bunch of collard greens
  • 4 diced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 diced onions
  • 2 pieces vegan sausage chopped
  • 3 cups veggie broth
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes


  • Collard greens first...this will take about an hour or so to have the flavor we want! Turn stovetop to medium-high and add 1 tbsp of avocado oil. Once hot add garlic and onions and allow to simmer/turn brown in color.
  • Next, add chopped sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-high then add veggie broth, salt, red pepper flakes, and collard greens. Turn temp to low, cover, and cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  • Noodles next. Follow directions on packaging (boil and drain). Once washed, add back to the pot along with 1/4 cup of veggie broth, jalapeño, bell pepper, and salt. Cook on low stirring for 8-10 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Cauliflower time!!! Preheat stovetop on medium-high. In a large skillet add 4 tbsps of avocado oil (can add a little more if necessary).
  • If not ready make your vegan egg for wet mix now. After this sits for 10 min pour almond milk and vegan egg into pie dish (great for mixing).
  • On a plate pour out tapioca flour to prepare for the batter. In another pan or large plate (mix first) layout salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and breadcrumbs/flour mix. We are ready for the food frying assembly! Seasoned flour is the secret!
  • Chop cauliflower into filets by cutting from the top down about an inch and a half thick. Fully coat filet with tapioca flour then dip into wet batter covering the entire piece. Last fully cover with breadcrumb/flour mix and carefully place into skillet. Cook 3-5 minutes on both sides. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel allowing the removal of excess oil.
  • Now that everything is done...layer it. Greens on the bottom, noodles next, and cauliflower on top. Sprinkle some extra seasoning if needed and enjoy!!
Keyword vegan
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