Enjoy a Health-Conscious Chinese Dish When You Make This Cauliflower Recipe

When it comes to guilty pleasures, Chinese food often sits near the top of the list, since it’s arguably just as famous for its savory flavors as it is its sodium and fat content. For a lighter option, try this delicious recipe for General Tso’s Cauliflower, a more nutritious take on the classic entrée!


For the cauliflower:

• ½ cup all-purpose flour
• ⅓ cup cornstarch
• ¾ teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
• ½ cup neutral oil (like peanut or vegetable)
• 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets

For the sauce:

• 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce
• 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
• 1/4 cup water
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch


1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt to combine. Separately, whisk the eggs, soy sauce, and vinegar. Slowly pour egg mixture into the flour, whisking constantly.

2. Heat the oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.

3. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the batter to fully coat, then carefully place in the oil. Pan-fry the cauliflower until golden on all sides. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

4. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat.

5. Toss the cauliflower to coat. Serve immediately with a side of steamed rice.

Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Oxford at Iron Horse Apartments in North Richland Hills, Texas.

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