Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

After reading pages of discussion about this dish over at eGullet, I knew I had to try it. This is wonderful! I'm not sure it tastes like french fries as much as they claim, but cauliflower cooked this way has a wonderful earthiness. Definately cut it as thinly as possible, because the browned bits are the best!


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Trim and wash the whole head of cauliflower then slice it about 1/4 inch thick. There will be lots of small pieces and several large lacy slices. Place the cauliflower into a large bowl and drizzle on the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, toss to coat.
  3. Spread the cauliflower evenly ontoa sheet pan and put in the oven.
  4. After about 10 minutes, stir them around to get the pieces on the edge of the pan moved towards the middle to encourage even browning, stir again every 5-10 minutes.
  5. This should take a total of 20 - 30 minutes to get nice browned crispy bits.
  7. Add 1 cup of dried, cooked chickpeas, and 1 medium red onion, cut into thick half rings before tossing with the oil and salt. This makes a delicious topping for a salad or for cooked pasta.
Most Helpful

It's official, roasted cauliflower is the best. Thank you for sharing this simple yet scrumptious recipe. Thank you.

Katanashrp November 04, 2012

I love roasting all veggies and this was good and easy. I added a few sprinkles of Mrs. Dash original after I added salt and pepper for some extra flavor. Thanks!

Oolala September 12, 2008