This is a recipe which my mother used to prepare for us.
When we were children and could not find anything sweet to eat, we loved adding sugar on it and ate it as a dessert.
I do not remember what ingredients she added but I tried to recreate it giving it my tweak by adding some cheese in the batter.
Kounoupidi me Hylo (Fried Cauliflower in batter), recipe by Ivy
600 – 700 gr. cauliflower
1 cup of grated cheese such as kefalotyri, feta, halloumi or parmesan
For the batter:
1 egg white
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup corn flour (starch)
½ tsp salt
½ cup beer
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Olive oil for frying
Cut each cluster from the core, leaving a little of the stem with each cluster.
Place water in a saucepan, bring to the boil, add the cauliflower pieces and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.
Make batter. Beat one egg white into meringue.
In a bowl add the flour, corn flour, salt and pepper, the beer, the olive oil and lemon juice and start mixing adding some cold water until you have a thick batter. Mix in the cheese.
Heat the olive oil.
Coat the cauliflower with batter mix and fry until golden brown.
Place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.