Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Air Fried Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower

Okay, I was going to call this a fail.  But it really wasn't.  It depends on how you look at it.  It was an experiment and the flavors and textures did go well together.  I made it work.  That's what you do in life.  If something doesn't work, you pivot and change your plan.  After all, experimental is the theme of my cooking.

I had seen pictures of whole cooked cauliflower on Instagram and it looked kinda cool.  A quick internet search returned a recommendation for a cooking temperature of 350 degrees and cooking time of 15 minutes in the air fryer.  I don't have a regular oven, so I'm always looking for air fryer recipes.  I just needed to have an idea of how to cook it.

I made my own flavor combination and cooked it accordingly.  It looked appetizing, but was still hard when I tried to poke it with a fork.  So I cooked it for 10 more minutes, but when I cut it in half, the middle wasn't cooked through.  So I cut it up into florets to have it cook evenly.  My instructions below are for the way I made it.

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • olive oil for lightly cooking garlic
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons dried parsley
  1. Lightly fry garlic cloves in olive oil.  Remove garlic and let cool.
  2. Cut off excess leaves and as much of the stem as you can from the bottom of the cauliflower.
  3. Spread mayonnaise evenly over cauliflower.
  4. Chop garlic and pat onto cauliflower.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and ground pepper, and dried parsley onto cauliflower.
  6. Air fry for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Cut into florets and air fry for 10 more minutes at 400 degrees. 
  8. Serve.
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