Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower Recipe

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Megan Bates Modified: March 22, 2022
Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower Recipe

How To Make Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower

This crispy cauliflower is air-fried, so it has less oil. It’s simply seasoned and then served with a dip of blue cheese, Greek yogurt, and mayonnaise.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Blue Cheese Dip:

  • ¼cupgreek yogurt
  • ¼cupmayonnaise
  • ¼cupcrumbled blue cheese
  • pinchground black pepper
  • dashhot sauce

For Crispy Cauliflower:

  • 1headcauliflower
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspchili powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • 2large eggs,+ ¼ cup water
  • 1cupbreadcrumbs
  • nonstick spray,for air fryer

Instructions

Blue Cheese Dip:

  1. Stir together ingredients in a medium bowl. Keep in fridge until needed.

Cauliflower:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets.

  2. In a medium bowl toss florets with salt, chili powder, and garlic powder. In a separate small bowl, add eggs and water and whisk together.

  3. Add the egg mixture to the bowl with the cauliflower and toss to coat. Once the cauliflower is coated with the egg mixture, toss with breadcrumbs and coat well.

  4. Spray the basket of an air fryer with nonstick spray and place as many cauliflower florets in the basket as will fit in a single layer. Return the basket to the fryer and cook at 350 degrees F for 7 minutes.

  5. Then flip the florets and fry for another 7 minutes. Repeat until all cauliflower is done.

  6. Serve cauliflower immediately once all batches are done, or serve on a rolling basis as the batches come out of the fryer.

  7. Serve with the blue cheese dip as an appetizer or side dish.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 216.88kcal
  • Fat: 12.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.42g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.65g
  • Fiber: 2.82g
  • Sugar: 3.34g
  • Protein: 8.42g
  • Cholesterol: 71.57mg
  • Sodium: 354.61mg
  • Calcium: 102.69mg
  • Potassium: 354.24mg
  • Iron: 1.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 41.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.21mg
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