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Crispy and Spicy Cauliflower Recipe

Atkins Crispy and Spicy Cauliflower
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 2 large Egg
  • 4 cup Cauliflower
  • 4 Tbsp Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2/3 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped Scallions or Spring Onions


Be sure to use a candy thermometer when deep-frying to ensure the temperature is right. Also cook the cauliflower in batches, so as not to crowd it, which would lower the temperature and cause the cauliflower to absorb oil rather than achieve the desired crispiness.

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and toss in the cauliflower florets to coat well. Shake off any excess egg coating and place the florets on a plate. 
  2. Sprinkle the florets evenly with almond flour and chili powder (if using). 
  3. Fill a deep frying pan or wok with canola oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to 350ºF. 
  4. Fry the florets in batches for about 2 minutes each, placing them on paper towels to soak up excess oil. Transfer to a serving plate. 
  5. To serve, drizzle cauliflower with fish sauce and lime juice and top with chopped scallions.

This recipe was created for Atkins by chef Simpson Wong.

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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.