General Tso's Cauliflower
This recipe is a delicious vegetarian alternative to a Chinese take out classic.
- 2 Cups EZ General Tso's Sauce See recipe below or use your own!
- 1 Head Cauliflower
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Water Approx.
- 1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds
- 3-4 Floret Broccoli Optional, Eyeball match amount of Cauliflower in head
- 6 Cup Vegetable Oil
- Cut Cauliflower into bit size pieces
- Mix flour and water together in a very larger bowl (large enough to ideally encompass the entire cauliflower head). The consistency should look like a thicker pancake batter.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees in a large pot of wok. DO NOT fill above halfway.
- Toss cauliflower in batter and drop in fryer for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. If you pot is not big enough to do in one swing that's perfectly fine, do it in small batches. Never overfill a fryer.
- While cauliflower is frying, wash out your bowl to reuse.
- If you are adding broccoli, quick boil or steam it. Easy method to quick steam broccoli is to put it in a covered microwavable safe glass dish with one inch of water in it on high for 4 minutes
- Add fried cauliflower and steamed broccoli to bowl and toss with EZ General Tso's sauce. Use more or less to taste.
- Serve and cover with hemp seeds for the missing texture element needed to complete the dish.
- You may substitute our EZ General Tso's Sauce recipe for a store bough variety if you prefer.
- This recipe an easily be made without broccoli for a dish, with broccoli for an entree, or you can serve it with cooked rice as well for a full meal.
- If you have never fried with batter before, please don't let this be your first time. Practice with someone with experience first. Frying is very dangerous.
- To make this recipe even healthier, you can easily substitute the fried cauliflower for baking it. Bake the bites @ 400 degrees for 15-30 minutes.
EZ General Tso's Sauce
- 2 Cup Soy Sauce Low Sodium Preferred
- 2-4 Tbsp Hot Pepper Hemp Jam
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 4-8 Tbsp Corn Starch Optional
- Mince garlic and mix in with soy sauce
- Slowly whisk in Hot Pepper Jam. Note this stuff is hot. Add to taste.
- Optional: If you prefer the really thick sauce you had as a kid from the local takeout place, whisk in 4-6 Tbsp corn starch at this point. Note this does nothing to help flavor and only adds calories. We prefer to keep it thin.