One of my all time favorite posts was my Cauliflower Hot Wings post a couple of months ago. Since then, I have made this satisfying appetizer numerous times and have perfected the recipe.
As such, I thought I would update the recipe and post some new pictures to get your mouth watering ;)
This last batch was made while visiting one of my very best college friends down in LA. He had seen them on my blog and asked if we could make them! So we did. Twice.
Paired with Follow Your Heart Ranch dressing, these "wings" were hands-down the best yet. They are crunchier, chewier, more flavorful, and - best of all - even healthier!
A couple important lessons I have learned through trial and error:
- The buffalo sauce that you use is CRUCIAL. The better the sauce, the better the wings (this should be obvious but, of course, it wasn't)
- The wings turn out best when baked at a relatively high temperature, broiled until just crispy, tossed with sauce and served immediately. This way they are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and warm when served.
OK - enough talk, here's the recipe:
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- 3/4 bottle of Wing-Time Buffalo Sauce
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp non-sweetened, plain almond milk
- 3/4 cup chickpea flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
Lightly spray a large non-stick baking sheet with oil.
Separate/chop the cauliflower into florets.
Combine the flour, spices and nutritional yeast in a bowl and stir until well combined.
Coat a handful of cauliflower pieces in soymilk and then with the flour mixture. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until crispy.
While the cauliflower is in the oven, heat the Wing-Time sauce in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Whisk in 2 Tbsp of almond milk.
When the cauliflower is looking crispy, turn it with a wooden spoon and heat the oven to broil. Allow the cauliflower to broil with the oven open for 5-7 minutes or until beginning to brown. Pull it out of the oven and place it in a large bowl. Pour the hot sauce mixture over it and toss to coat.
Isn't that beauitful!
We made it two nights in a row :)
Live Long and Prosper! And enjoy the beautiful bounty of summer!