Do you see what I see? 🙂 Slowly fried in butter (you can use vegetable oil, but butter is the best) or roasted in the oven halved cauliflower florets is one the most delicious and attractive vegetable dishes. It is easy to prepare, fast to cook, and healthy food. Kids love it!

Golden Cauliflower Trees

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: European
Keyword: cauliflower, lycooking, lyukum cooking lab, recipe, vegetables
Servings: 2 portions
Calories: 178kcal


  • 1 cauliflower D 5-6"
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Place cauliflower stem up. Remove all the leaves.
    How to Cut Cauliflower
  • Make vertical cuts around the stem, separating larger florets.
    How to Cut Cauliflower
  • The thiner the stem, the smaller the florets. Cut them off from the top of the stem and separate by hand.
    How to Cut Cauliflower
  • When separating florets, make sure each one or their clusters are uniform in size, so they will cook in the same amount of time .
    How to Cut Cauliflower
  • To achieve golden caramelization we need flat surface. Cut each large floret or cluster of smaller florets in half.
    How to Cut Cauliflower
  • Place butter on a cold skillet and melt it on medium heat. Place cauliflower florets flat side down, in one layer, sprinkle with salt, and cook until golden brown for about 10-15 minutes.
    How to Fry Cauliflower


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g

Fried Cauliflower