About Food – Cauliflower with Mayonnaise and Sour Cream

Mayonnaise and sour cream are popular ingredients in Georgian cuisine. In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious spicy mayonnaise and sour cream sauce for a fried cauliflower dish. Our cauliflower is coated with cornmeal, which is traditionally used in Georgia to make Mchadi and Gomi.

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Ingredients: 1 medium sized cauliflower, 2 eggs, 150 grams of mayonnaise, 150 grams of sour cream, 10 cloves of garlic, 200 grams of fine cornmeal, 20 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 tsp of hot red pepper, 100 ml of oil, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Preparation: Add the garlic cloves, dried coriander, black pepper, red pepper and salt, together with 50 ml of water, to a mortar and use a pestle to crush and blend the ingredients.

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Transfer the crushed garlic and spices to a mixing bowl and add chopped parsley, mayonnaise and sour cream.

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Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

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Wash and prepare the cauliflower. Add to a deep pot of salted water and boil for 15 minutes. Drain using a colander and add to a mixing bowl.

Boiling Cauliflower

Add the eggs to a mixing bowl with a sprinkling of salt. Beat the eggs with a wooden spoon.

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Add the cauliflower to the beaten eggs. Mix carefully.

Adding Cauliflower to Eggs

Add the cornmeal to a plate and coat each piece of cauliflower with the cornmeal.

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Add the cornmeal coated cauliflower to a pan containing 100 ml of hot oil. Fry uncovered on a medium heat until the cauliflower browns, turning as necessary to ensure an even color. Do not overcook as the cauliflower should be crunchy, not soggy.

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Serving: Pour the spicy mayonnaise/sour cream sauce onto the cauliflower and serve immediately.

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Enjoy your Cauliflower with Mayonnaise and Sour Cream!

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2 Responses to “About Food – Cauliflower with Mayonnaise and Sour Cream”
  1. This is SO GOOD. I’ve been eating it at the work cafeteria a lot lately. However, you’ve ruined my delusions of it being a semi-healthy “yogurt sauce”…

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