Korean Fried Cauliflower

Steve Leon from the Cheesecake Factory returns to Good Day. But this time he's not making cheesecake. He shares the recipe for a fun holiday party appetizer.

Korean Fried Cauliflower

2 cups Cauliflower Florets, cut into ¾" to 1" pieces
4 tsps Rice Flour
1/8 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Coarse Salt
Pinch Black Pepper, ground
½ cup Rice Flour Batter*
1/2 cup Korean Chile Sauce
1/2 tsp Green Onions, sliced 1/8"
1/8 tsp Lime zest, minced
1/8 tsp Black/White Sesame Seeds
1 wedge Lime, wedge
2 fz Ranch Dressing*

Place the cauliflower pieces, rice flour, baking powder, salt and pepper (pinch) into a small mixing bowl and toss to incorporate. Do not discard any excess flour.   

Ladle the rice flour batter into the bowl and fold to incorporate.  

Fry the cauliflower pieces at 350 degrees until golden brown and crispy (approx. 4 mins.). Drain over the fryer and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.  

Heat the Korean chile sauce in a non-stick sauté pan set over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

Add the cauliflower into the pan, tossing to incorporate.  

Mound the cauliflower into a bowl.   

Sprinkle the green onion, lime zest and sesame seeds evenly over the cauliflower.  

Sprinkle the lime zest evenly over the cauliflower.   

Ladle the ranch dressing into a small dish and serve on the side with the lime wedge.

Serves 2

*Many great recipes available online

Korean Chile Sauce

1/2 cup Kalbi Sauce*
1/4 cup Honey
2 Tbls Kecap Manis
3 Tbls Korean Chile Paste (Gochujang)
1 Tbl Garlic, minced
1 Tbl Ginger, peeled, minced
1 Tbl Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
1/4 tsp Sriracha

Place all ingredients into a blender and process until incorporated and smooth, scraping the sides occasionally to ensure even blending.

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