Frywall The Classics: Breaded Cauliflower

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Earlier this year, at the International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago, I had the pleasure of smelling delicious, irresistible bacon every morning of the show.  Introducing Frywall.  An easy-to-use and easier-to-put-away kitchen gadget that can handle all kinds of sizzle.frywall-hero-imagePart of the Inventor’s Corner, reCAP Mason Jars was situated next to what was probably one of the best booths to neighbor – and it wasn’t just the bacon.  The inventor of Frywall, Yair Reiner, was kind enough to give me an early edition of a Frywall 12 in blue, on the house.  This stylish, modern take on the traditional (and quite messy) splatter screen is made of “FDA-compliant silicone. Silicone is composed of silicon, the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust and one that is practically inert. It is BPA-free and has been used safely in bakeware for decades.”

I love to fry food. I watched Yair, and the two of us talked about this blog, me frying, Italian foods, bacon, and tofu.  It’s an art, frying – you have to know what you’re doing to get that perfect crispiness on the outside and moistness on the inside.  One key to frying is to ‘dry’ whatever you are frying up – the drier, the better.  Home-cut french fries are a great example – pat them dry thoroughly and repeatedly before frying in hot oil.  But, alas, as much as I love frying things, I don’t do it as often because a). You have to eat fried food in moderation b). It stinks up the apartment c). It uses a lot of oil d).  It’s messy.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Frywall improved several of these personal concerns. And don’t let the name deceive you – after trying it, I am inspired to look for healthy alternatives to frying that are still ‘like frying,’ as well as take full advantage of searing.

Just the same, I’ve been fighting a craving for breaded cauliflower – and could no longer resist the temptation.  Here’s my crowd-favorite breaded cauliflower recipe:img_9987 Ingredients (for every half head of cauliflower, cut into large pieces)

  • 1 1/4 cups unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten

img_9988Directions

  • Mix together all the ingredients (except the cauliflower and egg, of course).  Dip each cauliflower piece into the egg wash, then coat fully with the breadcrumb mixture.  Set on a plate lined with papertowels and place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  • Insert Frywall into you pan, per the product instructions.
  • Add canola or vegetable oil to just above the bottom rim.
  • Heat oil until a breadcrumb rises to the top and sizzles
  • Add cauliflower pieces and fry each side about 3-4 minutes, then continue frying until golden brown.  Remove from oil and place on a papertowel lined plate to absorb any excess oil.  

Notice in the above image how Frywall catches splatter and maintains a cleaner stovetop. Odor was minimal, and it almost looked as though it was ‘steam frying.’  I used less oil than a deep fryer with better results.  They literally fried up perfectly – what a difference the benefits make – I was a little worried at first – I was like, “what’s all this foam?!?” Then I realized moisture was releasing the right way.

Let your imagination run wild for a dipping sauce – blue cheese is a favorite in my house, so decision making was simple.  Alternatives:  marinara, ranch, beer cheese, ketchup, honey mustard, lemon juice…whatever, enjoy yourself, indulge every once-in-a-while in fried up, homemade goodness.  img_9986These are great as a starter for a dinner party or on a platter of apps for football season.  If you make them earlier in the day or day before, just place on a cookie sheet and heat for about 10 minutes at 350 before serving.  fullsizerender

For your chance to WIN a Frywall of your very own, SHARE this post on Facebook to enter the latest giveaway (click the Facebook icon below)!   TWO lucky winners will each receive either a Frywall 10 or a Frywall 12 in your choice of available colors!  I proudly backed Yair’s Kickstarter campaign, which was successfully funded on August 25th!  

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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