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Cauliflower Fried with Onion, Currants and Pine Nuts


1 (about 1kg) cauliflower, cut
into large florets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp currants
½ tsp ground allspice
for deep-frying vegetable oil
for dusting plain flour
1 tbsp pine nuts, pan
fried in olive oil until golden


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add cauliflower and cook for 6 minutes or until just tender. Drain, refresh under cold water, drain, and pat dry.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add onion and cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until caramelised. Add currants, allspice, season to taste with sea salt and set aside.
Heat vegetable oil in a large, deep saucepan or deep-fryer to 180C.
Dust cauliflower in flour, shaking off excess, deep-fry for 3 minutes or until dark brown, then drain on an absorbent paper-lined plate.
Combine cauliflower and onion mixture in a large bowl, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground white pepper and serve scattered with pine nuts.

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