Orange Cauliflower - the vegetarian version of Orange Chicken.
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Orange Cauliflower

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Remaining ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon conrstarch
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Peanut oil
  • green onions

Instructions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients except cornstarch and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and water. Add to sauce and simmer 2 minutes. Keep warm.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, vegetable oil, sesame oil, and 1/3 cup cornstarch. Add cauliflower and toss to coat. Let sit 10 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch on top and mix in.
  • Heat 1-2 inches of oil to 350 degrees in a Dutch oven or deep pan.
  • Fry cauliflower in batches until golden brown, being careful not to fry it too long or it will get too soft. Drain on paper towel-lined plates.
  • Serve cauliflower over rice and drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with green onions.