A different take on popcorn chicken – this one uses yummy cauliflower, and is still crunchy and delicious!


• 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets
• 1 egg, lightly whisked
• 1 cup breadcrumbs
• 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan (optional)
• 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)


1) Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2) Cook the cauliflower in a large saucepan of boiling water for 5 mins or until just tender. Drain well.
3) Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the egg.
4) Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, and paprika in a large bowl. Add the cauliflower mixture and toss to combine.
5) Arrange the mixture in a single layer over the lined tray. Spray some oil (such as olive oil) over the cauliflower. Season with salt and pepper. Bake, turning occasionally, for 20 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown and crisp.