Cauliflower is available year around, but is especially plentiful in spring and fall. This veggie is a member of the cabbage family and the name cauliflower means "cabbage flower".
Raw and cooked cauliflower is a good source of protein, Magnesium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and foliate. Cauliflower contains important substances that may reduce your risk of some types of cancer.
Cauliflower fritters, MSHAT, are just another way to enjoy this delicious, flavor delicate veggie, and maybe a good way to feed your children veggies if they are not so fond of them. After all, everybody just loves fried food, although is not so good for us.
MSHAT (15 fritters)
How to prepare the batter?
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry yeast
In a small bowl mix together sugar, yeast, and water. Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes until the yeast reacts.
In a large bowl mix together flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add water and yeast slurry, and beat with an electric mixer until it is bubbly. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for at least 1/2 an hour.
How to prepare cauliflower florets?
1 medium cauliflower, cut into 15 florets
5 cups water
1 tbsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Bring water to a boil. Add salt and cauliflower florets, and wait until it boils again. Remove them from heat, cover, and let them rest in the water for 5 minutes. Drain the cauliflower florets from the water. In a small bowl mix together all the spices and sprinkle over the cauliflower florets. Set aside.
It's frying time:
Dunk the florets in batter, covering each floret completely, and fry in 350*F preheated oil until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes.
Cauliflower fritters, MSHAT, can be served as a side dish at your dinner table, as finger food at your parties, or as an appetizer with your favorite sauce. I enjoy my MSHAT while dunking them in cold plain yogurt or tzatziki sauce!