This vegetarian spin on the take-out classic is easy to make at home.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: a deep-fry thermometer

Heat 2 tablespoons of the peanut oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in the chiles, scallions, garlic and orange zest and cook, stirring, until the garlic has turned golden and the chiles brighten, about 1 minute. Add the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and 3 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves completely and the sauce become fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir 2 teaspoons cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk the mixture into the boiling sauce until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Fill a large Dutch oven halfway with peanut oil and heat over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F. Set a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet and set aside. Beat the eggs in a large bowl with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Add the cauliflower florets to the bowl and toss with the egg mixture. Sprinkle in the remaining 3/4 cup cornstarch a little bit at a time until the cauliflower is well coated.

Fry the cauliflower in 3 batches; gently place the cauliflower in the hot oil and cook, keeping the pieces separated and adjusting the heat as necessary to keep the oil temperature at 350 degrees F, until light brown and crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove the cauliflower with a spider or slotted spoon and set on the prepared wire rack to drain briefly. Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl while it is still hot and toss with the sauce to evenly coat. Transfer to a serving plate and top with scallions. Serve with the rice and orange slices.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cauliflower Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Healthy Cauliflower Rice

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Roasted Cauliflower Burrito

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Roasted Cauliflower Lasagna

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Parmigiano-Crusted Cauliflower with Agliata

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Top 5 Restaurants

          7:30am | 6:30c

          Southern at Heart

          8:30am | 7:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Kitchen

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking