Roasted Cauliflower

"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!"
Roasted Cauliflower created by BarbryT
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • 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.
  • Spread the cauliflower evenly ontoa sheet pan and put in the oven.
  • 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.
  • This should take a total of 20 - 30 minutes to get nice browned crispy bits.

  • 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.
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  1. Katanashrp
    It's official, roasted cauliflower is the best. Thank you for sharing this simple yet scrumptious recipe. Thank you.
  2. Oolala
    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!
  3. Ginny Sue
    I had never heard of roasted cauliflower before, so I was intrigued by this recipe. I experimented with this at lunch one day when I was home alone. This was so good, I ate almost the whole head of cauliflower by myself. Very flavorful; it did not need any additional condiments. I purposely didn't eat it all because I wanted to see how this tasted at room temperature, so I let some cool to eat later. I definitely liked it better while hot.
  4. Seashorewalker
    Fantastic Recipe! Truly a keeper and one I will make many times over. Only changes made was the addition of 1 TBS of canned minced garlic. Honestly I can tell you without the additions it would have still been a 5 star recipe! I made special point to slightly burn the cauliflower and as a result they were even more spectacular. Thanks for agreat recipe!
  5. Sharon123
    Delicious! I love roasted cauliflower and this simple version is excellent! Thank you!

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