Wrapped cauliflower – a classic of Czech cuisine that can be prepared not only in a pan, but also in the oven!

What do steak, cheese and mushrooms have in common?

These are popular fried delicacies.

If you are one of those who have a weakness for these dishes, try our fried cauliflower recipes!

You can prepare it not only in the classic form of roses, but also as original cauliflower steaks.

The taste is made special by adding aromatic herbs to the breadcrumbs and using mustard or hot sauce.

Fried cauliflower in the oven

Preparation in the oven is not only healthier, but also less demanding, as it does not require you to stand at the stove the whole time as with classic frying. Do not forget that even during baking it is necessary to turn the roses several times.


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 10 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • olive oil
  • salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In separate bowls, prepare plain flour, breadcrumbs and beaten eggs with milk and a little salt.
  3. Divide the cauliflower into individual florets, which you then wash and dry.
  4. Coat the individual pieces in flour, egg and breadcrumbs and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  5. Drizzle a little olive oil over the cauliflower before putting it in the oven.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 40-45 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, turn the roses several times so that they are roasted evenly.

Serve the oven-fried cauliflower with a vegetable salad.

Wrapped cauliflower florets prepared in the oven
source: rachlmansfield.com

If you are interested in cooking cauliflower in the oven. Try baking it together with other ingredients such as potatoes or cheese. Get inspired by our recipes for baked cauliflower !

Traditional cauliflower in a three-pack

Flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Those are the three essential ingredients for this dish. Although many people take it easy on the coating and mix the flour with the egg, we recommend a three-step coating!


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons plain flour
  • 12 PL breadcrumbs
  • oil
  • salt


  1. Separate the washed cauliflower into individual florets and boil in salted water.
  2. Cook until semi-soft, approximately 5-7 minutes depending on the size of the cauliflower florets.
  3. Then drain the cauliflower and cool it under cold water.
  4. Let the cauliflower drain for a while.
  5. Then roll the individual florets first in plain flour, then in a beaten egg with a little salt and finally in breadcrumbs.
  6. Fry the cauliflower wrapped in this way in a pan with oil until golden brown on all sides.
  7. After removing, place the cauliflower on paper towels to absorb the grease for a few minutes.

Serve fried cauliflower in a triple wrap with mashed potatoes or potatoes and tartar sauce.

Pieces of cauliflower wrapped in a traditional triple wrap
source: fromthegrapevine.com

Would you like to prepare cauliflower in a healthier way? Try cooking in a steamer . We have evaluated them and listed their other advantages.

Fried cauliflower florets in a spicy batter

Do you think that an egg is always necessary as one of the ingredients for wrapping? This simple recipe will convince you otherwise! If you like spicy food, you can add more hot sauce.


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups herb breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of hot sauce (for example chili sauce) or Dijon mustard
  • oil
  • salt


  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and boil in salted water for a few minutes.
  2. After cooking, drain the cauliflower and cool it in a bowl of cold water.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt.
  4. Add water and hot sauce and mix everything thoroughly to form a smooth dough.
  5. Dip the cauliflower florets into the bowl with the batter.
  6. Let them drain and then roll them in the breadcrumbs you prepared in another bowl.
  7. Heat a sufficient amount of oil in a pan and then fry the individual pieces of cauliflower until golden.
  8. After removing, place the fried cauliflower on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Spicy breaded cauliflower tastes great with potatoes and tartar sauce.

Cauliflower florets in a spicy batter with herbs
source: jocooks.com

You don’t necessarily have to buy ready-made herb breadcrumbs. You can prepare it very easily at home. All you have to do is mix a mixture of fresh chopped herbs into plain breadcrumbs. Suitable herbs are, for example, thyme, oregano, marjoram, chives or chives.

Wrapped cauliflower steaks with mushrooms

Do you long for a change? Instead of the classic florets, cut the cauliflower into slices. You will see that the dish will be just as tasty, but visually more interesting!



  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs, ideally herb
  • oil
  • salt pepper


  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • salt pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into thicker slices.
  3. Mix the flour with the cornstarch in a bowl.
  4. Add salt, pepper and the milk in which you previously mixed the apple cider vinegar.
  5. Mix everything thoroughly.
  6. In another bowl, prepare the breadcrumbs.
  7. Subsequently, first soak the individual slices of cauliflower in the mixture and then coat them in breadcrumbs.
  8. Heat the oil in a pan and then fry the cauliflower slices in it until golden brown on both sides, approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.
  9. Then place these pre-fried slices on a baking sheet with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven for approximately 5-7 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, lightly fry the pressed garlic and mushroom slices in a pan with oil, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper while stirring.
  11. Remove the mixture from the pan and melt the butter in the pan.
  12. Add the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  13. Add the vegetable broth and cook for a while, stirring constantly.
  14. Finally, add herbs, salt, pepper, mushroom mixture and mix thoroughly.

Serve cauliflower steaks topped with mushroom sauce.

Wrapped cauliflower steaks with mushroom dressing
source: rabbitandwolves.com

You can also prepare cauliflower in other interesting forms. One of the most popular are cauliflower patties !

Roses in parmesan or fried cauliflower a little differently

Frying is considered a not entirely healthy way of preparing food. Replace it with baking and your favorite treat will be healthier!


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • oil
  • salt pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Divide the washed cauliflower into florets of approximately the same size.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and add the crushed garlic cloves. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Dip each piece of cauliflower first in garlic butter and then in a mixture of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Place the individual coated pieces on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  7. Place the tray in the oven and bake until soft and golden, approximately 35-40 minutes.

Serve the wrapped cauliflower without frying with mashed potatoes and a vegetable garnish. Source: crunchycreamysweet.com

Pieces of cauliflower coated in a mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese
source: crunchycreamysweet.com

You can also watch the individual preparation steps via the video recipe!

Roasted Cauliflower recipe | Crunchy Creamy Sweet
source: crunchycreamysweet.com

Why include cauliflower in your diet?

Cauliflower, which, together with cabbage or cabbage, belongs to the so-called cruciferous vegetables, contains a large amount of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and other health-promoting substances. In terms of vitamins, it is particularly rich in vitamin C, which contains even more than lemons or oranges.

Other vitamins found in it are, for example, vitamin A, K and some vitamins of the B group. It contains a large amount of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and manganese as minerals. Cauliflower can be consumed not only cooked, whether in the form of fried cauliflower florets, brains or soup, but also raw.

Why is it advisable to boil cauliflower before frying?

Briefly boiling cauliflower, which in other words is called blanching, fulfills several functions. On the one hand, fried cauliflower prepared in this way is easier to digest, and on the other hand, the individual florets remain crispy.

Proper blanching consists of a short boil in salt water, approximately 5 minutes, and a subsequent rapid cooling in cold water. This will cause the boiling to stop and the cauliflower will remain crunchy to the bite.

What kind of oil should I cook fried cauliflower in?

When it comes to the oil that is most suitable for frying, experts recommend especially rapeseed oil, which has a low content of saturated fatty acids and at the same time a high proportion of monounsaturated fatty acids. Similarly, olive oil is also suitable for frying. Plain is enough, it is not necessary to use extra virgin.

On the contrary, it is not very suitable to use sunflower oil for frying, which has a lower ratio of monounsaturated fatty acids, which causes its thermal instability, and butter is not suitable either.

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