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Flash Fried Crack Cauliflower from Spinach TIger
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Popcorn Cauliflower, Flash Fried

Flash Fried Cauliflower with PIstachios, Red Pepper Flakes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small pieces)
  • 1 cup avocado oil you may not need all of it
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins unless you are strictly keto
  • 1 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cup of chopped roasted pistachios or sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning see notes
  • handfull parsley finely chopped


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven or frying pan. You will want to have a spatter lid.
  • You can use a deep fryer and a lot more oil to do a quicker flash fry, but I don't find that practical for a home cook, and this will get the same results.
  • Add in cauliflower pieces. Oil should cover at least half of the cauliflower.
  • Add salt. Don't add any other ingredients until you remove cauliflower.
  • Turn over when browned.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Add to dish. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper (at your discretion for heat), spices of your choice, and top with chopped nuts, golden raisins and parsley.
  • Top with parsley. Serve immediately.


I use a seasoning that has citrus and fennel in it. I like the aroma of the fennel seeds. You can use a seasoning of your choice or none at all.
Golden Raisins add a nice texture and sweetness to the dish, but are not keto friendly.