Ready for breaded cutlets of a different kind? Cauliflower!


15bc045ad995466eac884e3b3b741d62 Ready for breaded cutlets of a different kind? Cauliflower!

Folder – This Nov. 9, 2015 file pic shows breaded cauliflower cutlets with marinara flavouring in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a procedure by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Gospel Mead)

Let’s say that one of your New Yr’s resolutions is to eat healthier and lose any weight. Join the crowd, good?

In practice, what we probably niggard — among other things — is that we contrivance to eat more vegetables and less heart. It’s a challenge. But if you try this dish — a fantastic vegetarian version of breaded veau (or pork or chicken) cutlets liquid in a marina sauce — you will see how manageable and satisfying it can be to turn a resolution into realness.

You start by slicing a whole attitude of cauliflower into cutlets. The abstraction is to end up with thick slabs of the veg. One easy method for doing this is to cut the mind in half down the

, then turn apiece half on its cut side and cut the halves into 1/2-in-thick slabs. There Testament always be a few loose bits from the extreme, but those also can be breaded and baked as described below.

You’ll want to capture care with the breading, too. It’s a leash-step process: dust the steaks gently with cornstarch, coat them chipper with an egg mixture, then conclusion them with a layer of breadcrumbs. This is guideline operating procedure among culinary pros. The iii layers provide a more relevant crust than any other i coating or combo of coatings.

Now it’s epoch to brown your vegetable cutlets. You could do it in a pan — just as you would a breaded core cutlet — but that would lack a ton of oil (those breadcrumbs just saturate it up). And remember, it’s the New Year and you’re on a new path. So we heat them instead, which call for a lot less oil. The key is to place the cutlets reasonably close to the heat source. In my galvanizing oven that’s the top of the stove. If they’re not becomingly browned at the end of the prescribed cooking abstraction, just leave them in the oven a petty longer.

Then dig in. The biggest

is going to come from the marinara condiment. Your brain likely won’t aid at all whether the cutlet is veal or veg. But your body will express you.



Commencement to finish: 1 hour 15 instant (45 minutes active)

Servings: 4

1/4 cup excess-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons minced ail

I large head cauliflower

3 excessive eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup fat-unblock plain Greek yogurt

1 containerful kosher salt, divided

1/2 cup starch

1 3/4 cups panko breadcrumbs

1 cat grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups brisk marinara (recipe below) or set aside-bought marinara, heated

Warmness the oven to 400 F.

In a small aquarium, combine the oil and the garlic. Set aside.

Pulling off any leaves from the stem end of the crucifer and trim off just enough of the stalk so the cauliflower stands flat on the token. Slice the cauliflower head in one-half down the

top to bottommost. One at a time, set each half onto its cut position. Starting from one end of each one-half, slice crosswise to create 1/2-edge-thick slices. This Testament yield 3 to 4 cutlets from the

of each half, with the limited ends being chunks. The chunks can be ready as the cutlets, or reserved for another use.

In a thin bowl or pie plate, whisk well-balanced the eggs, yogurt, 3 tablespoons of hose and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.

On a phase of kitchen parchment, combine the starch with the remaining 1/2 containerful of salt, stirring the mixture with a ramification to combine. On a second sheet of sheepskin, combine the panko with the cheeseflower, stirring with a fork.

One at a age, coat the cauliflower cutlets (and Fittings, if using) on both sides with the starch, knocking off the excess. Next, dip Everyone in the egg mixture, coating them on both verge and letting the excess drip off. Ultimately, coat them with the panko concoction, patting the crumbs on well. Set by.

Strain the garlic oil through a engagement strainer, pressing hard on the ail to get out all the oil. Discard the garlic (or reserve for added use).

On a rimmed baking sheet, broadcast half of the oil in an even coating. Set the hot sheet on the oven’s top shelf and rut for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and quick arrange the prepared cauliflower on it in a unmarried layer. Return the pan to the oven and heat for 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven, moisten the tops of the cauliflower evenly with the left oil, turn them over, so bake for another 15 split second. Divide the cauliflower among 4 delivery plates, then serve lidded with marinara.

Nutrition data file per serving: 490 calories; 190 calories from fat (39

per centime
of total calories); 21 g fat (4.5 g concentrated; 0 g trans fats); 170 mg cholesterin; 1110 mg sodium; 58 g saccharide; 6 g fiber; 8 g sweeten; 17 g protein.



First to finish: 35 minutes (10 split second active)

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

2 barn door cloves garlic, smashed

1 containerful extra-virgin olive oil

Big pinch red pepper flakes

28-cat can plum tomatoes (preferably attack-roasted), chopped

Kosher spice

In an unheated medium saucepan, join the garlic and the oil. Turn the heat to occupation and cook, turning over the ail several times, until it is fair golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the red peppercorn flakes and cook, stirring, for 30 twinkling. Add the tomatoes and a hefty pinch of saltiness, then bring to a boil, thin the heat, and cook at a brisk stew until the sauce is reduced to most 2 1/2 cups, 20 to 25 transactions. Discard the garlic. Season with spiciness.

Nutrition information per 1/2 cup: 60 calories; 25 calories from fat (42

per centime
of total calories); 2.5 g fat (0 g concentrated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterin; 460 mg sodium; 8 g saccharide; 3 g fiber; 4 g clams; 1 g protein.


Sara Moulton is hostess of public television’s "Sara’s Weeknight Nourishment." She was executive chef at Epicure magazine for nearly 25 caducity and spent a decade hosting various Food Network shows, including "Cookery Live." Her latest cookhouse is "Home Cooking 101."