Ok, ok, ok…
So I was going to wait until next week to share this recipe but I just can’t stand the wait! I am far too excited! Even though these things are all over Pinterest I’ve been asked about my recipe several times since sharing the photos on Instagram & Twitter.
I have to give Ryan 100% of the credit for this one. He suggested making them earlier this week after seeing a picture and I was all like, “ahhh, naww, I won’t like that”. I told him to go ahead and make them but I’d be making something else as well.
I don’t particularly like buffalo sauce. When I was still eating meat I would order a buffalo chicken sandwich with hot sauce instead of buffalo sauce. I never liked any kind of chicken wings and I was not a fan of buffalo chicken pizza. Needless to say, I was not going to care for buffalo cauliflower. Right?
This is definitely one of the more simplified versions I’ve seen. The flour-water mixture gives it a “breaded” texture that sort of mimics chicken wings – hence Ryan’s interest. He looked at a few recipes online then just winged it (no pun intended) to get the taste & consistency he wanted. I’m impressed.
Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings”
Makes enough sauce for 2 heads of cauliflower. Option to reserve half the sauce and bake the second head at a later time.
- 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (whole wheat works too!)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2/3 cup buffalo sauce
- 2 heads of cauliflower
- Pre-heat oven to 450 F
- Combine flour, water, oil and about 1/3 cup buffalo sauce in a large bowl.
- Toss cauliflower florets until evenly coated.
- Spread onto a lightly greased (or parchment lined) baking sheets and bake 7 min.
- Remove from oven then toss cauliflower in an additional 1/4-1/3 cup buffalo sauce (each head) depending on taste preference.
- Return to baking sheet and bake another 5 min.
You can eat these as a snack, an appetizer, a dinner side, or in the form of the many foods you may have never liked… for example:
Buffalo cauliflower pizza (portobello-pizza style)…
Or buffalo cauliflower sandwiches or pitas…
I can’t wait to make these for friends this Friday!!!
Have you ever surprised yourself with a food you thought you wouldn’t like?
Have you tried buffalo cauliflower?