Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings’

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As the 2014 football season is about to start (tonight), I was thinking of making a very traditional appetizer for such times.. unfortunately the best appetizer happens to be Chicken buffalo wings.  I do miss having wings, especially in the fall around this time of the year.  So you could imagine my surprise and glee when I found this recipe on Peta’s web site.  It’s so simple and easy to do and yet tastes so close to the real thing that you can’t believe it.  If you’ve ever made chicken buffalo wings, it takes a lot of time and its extremely complicated, not too mention loaded with fat.  This however, takes no time and is only as fattening as the sauce you are using.

If you’ve ever had boneless chicken wings, this actually tastes very close to that.  The cauliflower is cooked until tender so it’s not too mushy or too hard.  I highly recommend you find a good buffalo sauce as that can make all the difference.  Over the summer we had attended the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, which was awesome! I highly recommend it, if anyone gets a chance to go next year.  There are so many restaurants, food vendors, and wine/alchol distributors to taste and experience.  One of those vendors happened to be selling some incredible buffalo sauce.  Their website is: http://feeltheflavors.com/pages/products.  They have many different flavors, so you can create a wide variety of the cauliflower wings. My favorite is the traditional sauce which is shown in this recipe and is simply delicious.

In honor of the season opener, I’ll be making these cauliflower wings but will save a batch for Monday nights game to honor the best team in the NFL…to big blue.. the NY Giants!

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into pieces
  • 1 cup buffalo or hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • Oil Spray

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

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Combine milk, flour and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined

Toss the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place each piece on a shallow baking dish or pan (Spray bottom of dish or pan with non-stick oil spray).

IMG_1216 Bake for 18 minutes

IMG_1217 While cauliflower is banking, combine your buffalo sauce and olive oil in a small bowl.  Once the cauliflower is done, using a brush, coat the cauliflower with the sauce.  You may need a spatula to move the cauliflower around so you can coat the full piece.

IMG_1219Place the cauliflower back into the oven to bank for an additional 5-8 minutes.  To give the cauliflower a bit of a crunch on top, put the broiler on for the last two minutes.

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Bruchetta and Cauliflower Wings

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So delicious once they come out of the oven

You can serve alongside vegan blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Enjoy

 

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