Karfiol sa Prezlama / Cauliflower with Breadcrumbs
A delicious and comforting recipe for Karfiol sa Prezlama / Cauliflower with Breadcrumbs. Cauliflower has been all the rage in recent years, and I am not mad about it! This is one of my most favourite cruciferous vegetables. It’s so versatile, and if you do it right, you can make it so delicious! This recipe is inspired by my godmothers creation of Karfiol sa Prezlama which I love so much and have to share with you. If you enjoy getting creative with your cruciferous vegetables, then these tender pieces of cauliflower covered in buttery breadcrumbs could become your new favourite. This simple dish combines the earthy flavors of cauliflower with the crunchy texture of golden breadcrumbs.
About this recipe
During my recent visit to Serbia, I visited my godmother who is an amazing cook. We grew up with her children and have so many fond memories with them. If you have ever visited a Serbian household, you will know that a visit cannot go by without a meal, desserts and coffee being served to you in abundance. What’s better than being welcomed with lots of homemaker yummy food. This time, my godmother prepared a table filled with so many delicious vegetables. From salads to mashed potatoes, chicken and this delicious Karfiol sa Prezlama / Cauliflower with Breadcrumbs dish. I enjoyed eating this version of cauliflower so much so that since being home I have made it a few times already, and now I am sharing it with you.
This Cauliflower with Breadcrumbs recipe is quiet different to the many recipes online for cauliflower steaks or baked verities of cauliflower. Making this recipe is super easy! There is not much that goes into it, yet it turns out so delicious. If you love a simple recipe like this, let me know down below.
Making the recipe
To prepare this delightful recipe, begin by carefully breaking a fresh cauliflower head into bite-sized florets. Steam or boil the florets until they are tender but still retain some firmness You do not want the cauliflower to become mooshy, and falling apart. In a separate pan, melt some butter and lightly toast breadcrumbs until they turn a beautiful golden brown color. To serve, drain the cauliflower florets from the water and place in a serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper and cover with the toasted breadcrumbs. Alternatively you can take the cooked cauliflower and toss it gently in the pan with the toasted breadcrumbs, ensuring that each floret gets evenly coated.
The breadcrumbs add a delightful crunch and a nutty flavor that perfectly complements it’s mild taste. Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste, and optionally garnish with parsley and some cherry tomatoes. Enjoy this as a side dish or even as a light vegetarian dish. Personally I love serving this dish as a side to meat or fish. And believe it or not, often I have it as a snack. Covered in lots of breadcrumbs of course!
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I hope that you enjoy this simple yet delicious Karfiol sa Prezlama / Cauliflower with Breadcrumbs recipe! Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts. If you have a moment, please leave this recipe a rating. I would love to hear what you think, and if you make this recipe or have any questions, you can find me over on Instagram. You can also find a video for this recipe on TikTok.
|1head cauliflower florets|
|pinch of salt|
|1L boiling water|
|50g unsalted butter, melted|
|100g white breadcrumbs|
|salt & pepper|
|chopped parsley for garnish|