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Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

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Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce


Tahini sesame sauce (makes about 2 cups):
6 medium size garlic cloves, peeled & mashed
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup tahini (sesame) paste
¾ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt

1 large head of cauliflower (approx. 2 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cooking oil


Sauce direction:
Place tahini in a deep bowl, stir in the garlic.

With a spoon, beat in the cold water, the lemon juice and salt. While beating, adjust flavor with more lemon juice or water to taste, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce has a thick gravy-like consistency.

Fried cauliflower direction:
Cut off the thick stem of the cauliflower and remove the leaves. Break cauliflower into small florets. Wash with cold water.

In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 1 quart of salted to boil over high heat.

Add cauliflower and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain it.

In a skillet, heat 1 or 2 inches of oil. Put the dry cauliflower, a dozen or so at a time, and fry them in the hot oil for about 10 to 15 minutes. As they become a deep brown, remove with a spoon and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot or at room temperature. Spread the tahini sauce on top.

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