Cauliflower Popcorn

I have come to realize three things about feeding children. One – food doesn’t have to have complex flavors.  Two – kids love crunch when it comes to their veggies. As long as veggies are not too mushy the kids are more likely to eat them. Three – if they don’t like something at first, keep it around, visible and available for them, the kids will at some point eat them when they are hungry.

These cauliflower popcorns don’t require complex spices or blends. I don’t even know if I can call it a recipe but my 4 year old actually ate the whole bowl of it after initially turning it down. I offered it to her during lunch and she ate 2 popcorns and decided that was it for her.  My goal was to get her to taste it, so Mission Accomplished! from my perspective. I kept the bowl outside on the table after lunch and 2 hours later, I watch her little hands collecting all the popcorns she could gather and saying this is the best thing she has eaten. Ah.. kids so finicky!

Dipping the cawliflower in egg  gives the cauliflower a more familiar taste for the kids. If you are feeling adventurous, consider adding your favorite dried spices and herbs to the egg batter.

Cauliflower Popcorn
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  1. Cut the cauliflower florets into small equal sized pieces. Wash the cauliflower florets under cool running water.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat on the stove.
  3. Blanch the cauliflower florets for 3 minutes in the boiling water.
  4. Place a colander in the sink.
  5. Place a colander in the sink and empty the cauliflower into it.
  6. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them for 1 minute using a fork or whisker.
  7. Add salt.
  8. Dip the cauliflower into the egg batter.
  9. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  10. Fry the egg dipped cauliflower for 2-3 minutes till the eggs are cooked. Serve!

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