Friday, January 9, 2015

Cauliflower Wings

Alright, so tonight is Friday which means it's "family night" aka. pizza night!  Had my little man help me with cooking tonight since he wants to learn how to do things.  We bought the pizza, some yummy Vegan cinnamon bread for dessert along with So Delicious vanilla creamy dessert (ice cream).

So, I made this version a little different.  Keep in mind, these serving sizes on my site are for about 2-3 people since we're just a two person family.  I never make leftovers as we do not eat them.  This recipe is to do half buffalo and half bbq.

Ingredients that you'll need are:

  • 1/3 head of organic cauliflower broken into small florets
  • 6 TBSP rice flour (1/2 in one tiny bowl, half in the other)
  • 6 TBSP water (ditto)
  • 6 TBSP BBQ Sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 6 TBSP Margarine (I used Earth Balance Organic)
  • 1/2 TBSP Frank's Red Hot Original (do not use buffalo, it's not Vegan)
  • 1/8 TSP Salt
  • 1/8 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 TSP Paprika
  • 1/4 TSP of liquid smoke
  • 2 TSP Olive Oil (optional if your baking sheet isn't non-stick)
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (approx 225 C).  Cut bottom off cauliflower and use break off about 1/3 of the head.  You can save the rest in a sealed baggie in the fridge for 2-4 weeks depending on your fridge temperature and how often you open it.  You'll want to wash these off and then gently pat dry.
  2. Get two small bowls (cereal bowls or a little smaller will do, I used my miso soup bowls) and put 1/2 of the rice flour in one bowl and half in the other.  Add 1/2 the water to each of the bowls.  In the right bowl, add in the garlic powder, paprika, a few dashes of liquid smoke, and about half the salt.  In the left bowl, add in the rest of the salt and liquid smoke.  Whisk until mixed together.
  3. Dip and evenly coat half the cauliflower into each bowl.  Lightly grease your baking sheet with olive oil if it's not non-stick before laying them onto a baking sheet.  Place into the oven and let crisp up until a little golden brown.  This should be about 25-30 minutes depending on your oven.
  4. When they're almost done, use two more small bowls (or the same ones well cleaned) to mix the sauces.  The right bowl (for the ones with the spice mixture on them) will have the butter, slightly melted, mixed with hot sauce.  This will make an orange coating when mixed together and will be mild.  Add more hot sauce for medium.  In the left bowl, just pour in the BBQ sauce.
  5. Coat the appropriate cauliflowers in each sauce and then lay back on the baking sheet.  Put back in the oven for another 5-8 minutes.  Take out and serve.
I'll be posting up a recipe for ranch dip for the buffalo wings later this week.  The dip suggested on the Vegan.com site was not tasty...

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