Pan Fried Cauliflower with Currants and Pine Nuts
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
4 servings of 2/3 cup


2 1/2 cups (625 ml) cauliflower florets
1/2 cup (125 ml) Onions, diced
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) Canola oil
1/4 cup (60 ml) currants
1/4 cup (60 ml) pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh bread crumbs
1/2 tsp (2 ml) Kosher salt, approximately
1/4 tsp (1 ml) black pepper
1 tsp (2 ml) butter


  1. Break the cauliflower into small florets, using hands, remove all stems, makes for better texture., (Stems can be used for soup or mixed into mashed potatoes).
  2. While getting cauliflower ready, heat olive oil over medium heat, add onions and cooks stirring often till golden brown, about 5 minutes, removed and set aside
  3. Heat the same pan, and once hot, add the canola oil, and once hot add the cauliflower. Cook stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes, the cauliflower should be el dente.
  4. Turn heat down to medium and stir in bread crumbs, pine nuts and currants. Adjust seasonings to your liking.
  5. Remove pan from heat, add the butter and mix till butter has melted.
  6. Plate on nice platter and serve.
  7. This dish may be done a day ahead and then simply re-heated.