■ 500g cauliflower

■ 1 cup of plain flour

■ 6 tablespoons of chopped mint

■ 3 eggs whisked

■ salt and pepper

■ 6 tablespoons of olive oil


1. Slice the cauliflower vertically in 2-3cm slices, then cut back the stalk and divide each slice to 2-3 flat florets. Wash and drain.

2. Chop the mint finely. Spread the flour on a plate, mix in the mint, salt and pepper.

3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl.

4. Heat 6cm of water in the bottom of a steamer pan. Put the cauliflower in the steamer basket, cover and steam for 10-15 minutes until just tender. 

5. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan.

6. Turn the branches of cauliflower in the minted flour, dip in the whisked egg, shake off any excess and fry the cauliflower pieces, turning, until golden about 5 minutes.

Prep: 10m | Cook: 25m | Serves: 4-5 | Easy

Translated and adapted from the recipe by Maria Celestina de Mello e Senna, Gastronomia Macaense - Receitas da Celestina 3, Projecto Memória Macaense

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