Most people have heard about Buffalo chicken wings, but Buffalo cauliflower wings, what on earth is that? It’s actually the same dish, but with cauliflower instead of chicken wings. It’s obviously not entirely the same, but it’s really tasty. Perfect for a tapas night, the soccer game or a meal with friends.
The spices can be adjusted to taste. Myself I can’t get enough spices, so I use tons of garlic powder, onion powder, chili, lots of paprika, maybe even smoked paprika and other spices. But not everyone is as spice crazy as Gunnar and me, and the recipe has been adjusted to suit more Norwegian palates.
Ingredients for about 3 servings:
- 1 large cauliflower head
- 250 ml unsweetened plant milk, I used soy milk (the red one)
- 200 ml white flour
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 2 tbs paprika
- Optional: 1 tbs smoked paprika (my favourite)
- 2 tbs cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbs nutritional yeast (can be omitted if you are crazy enough to not like it, or you haven’t got it)
- 200 ml (yes, that much) hot chili sauce (use a mild type if you prefer)
- 5 large tbs vegan margarine, Rapskokos for example
This is how you do it:
- Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Rinse the cauliflower and cut into small florets. You decide how big, but remember, the smaller the florets are the crunchier and tastier they’ll turn out. Some of mine were bigger and went a bit mushy in the oven. Think bite-sized.
- Pour the rest of the ingredients into a bowl, except for margarine and chili sauce. Stir well until smooth put the cauliflower florets in the batter. Make sure they get coted well.
- Spread onto the baking tray in one layer. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes, turn over and bake for another 15 minutes. They will stick a bit to the parchment paper so be careful when you’re turning them. Take your time.
- Melt the margarine in a small saucepan. Add the chili sauce and mix well. It shouldn’t boil, just melt together. You can add some spices if you like, for example onion and garlic powder. Remove the cauliflower from the oven, pour the sauce over, and make sure all the florets get covered. Put the tray back in the oven again, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cauliflower is starting to look a little bit burnt around the edges.
- Serve with a dip sauce or a sour cream dressing, and perhaps ketchup or BBQ sauce. Rice and a salad goes nicely alongside.