Monday, July 27, 2015

Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings"

Not being able to eat fried foods can be hard sometimes.  I didn't eat it all that much but not ever being able to eat it - unless I make my own - can be a bummer.  Occasionally I will get a craving for something fried and spicy.  These buffalo cauliflower wings hit the spot.  They aren't breaded and fried, but sautéed in a pan.  So good.   


1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
1/4 cup sriracha
1 Tbsp unsalted butter (I used vegan butter)
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Rinse the cauliflower and remove the woody stem and leaves at the base.  Drizzle olive oil onto the whole cauliflower, underside as well.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes on the lined baking sheet.  

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.  

While the cauliflower is cooling, combine the hot sauce, sriacha and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until butter is melted, cook on low until sauce simmers.  Remove from heat.  

Separate the cauliflower into large florets.  Place 1-2 Tbsp olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat.  When the oil is hot, add the cauliflower florets and pan fry for 5 minutes without stirring.  

Pour the hot sauce into the skillet with the cauliflower - the sauce will sizzle and thicken.  Stir gently to coat the cauliflower in buffalo sauce.  

When the cauliflower is fully coated and the sauce has reduced slightly, turn off the heat serve. 

This would be great as an appetizer at a party.  We used it as a side dish with pork chops.  

I drizzled mine with a dairy free ranch dressing.  I'll post that recipe soon.  


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