Korean-Style Fried Cauliflower
This ultra-crispy cauliflower, a.k.a. KFC, is a signature dish at Hong Kong’s Yardbird. After being battered and fried, the cauliflower florets are tossed with a sweet and fiery sauce made with gochujang, the pepper paste that is a staple of Korean cooking. Slideshow: Fantastic Fried Foods
gochujang sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Gochujang is a spicy Korean chile pepper paste. Red yuzu kosho is a Japanese condiment made with yuzu, red chiles and salt. Tempura batter mix, such as Nisshin, is a combination of soft flours, usually containing wheat and corn. These ingredients are all available on amazon.com. Asian whole wheat flour, such as Yi Feng, is available at onlinefoodgrocery.com.
Crisp, refreshing, lightly hoppy pilsners are great with spicy fried foods, like this cauliflower. Try Victory’s Prima Pils from Pennsylvania or Mama’s Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues in Colorado.