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Crunchy popcorn cauliflower

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A delicious vegetarian appetiser or side, this crunchy popcorn cauliflower is a must-try. With flavours of paprika, thyme and parmesan, you’ll be making this on repeat.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Crunchy popcorn cauliflower


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup (75g) dried panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp coarsely chopped thyme sprigs
  • Chopped thyme sprigs, extra, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cook the cauliflower in a large saucepan of boiling water for 5 mins or until just tender. Drain well. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Add the egg and stir to combine.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, paprika and thyme in a large bowl. Add the cauliflower mixture and toss to combine. Arrange the mixture in a single layer over the prepared tray. Spray with olive oil spray. Season with salt and pepper .
  3. Step 3

    Bake, turning occasionally, for 20 mins or until the cauliflower is crisp and golden brown. Serve warm. Sprinkle with extra thyme to serve.