super bowl success: buffalo cauliflower bites
One of our guests at our small Super Bowl party last night mentioned that cauliflower is “THE vegetable of 2014″. As a chef she’s clearly in the know, so I felt super cool including the veggie-of-the-moment into our menu.
Side note–what was the veggie of 2013? Brussels sprouts, maybe? I saw them on a lot of menus last year…
Anyway, do you LOVE anything buffalo-flavored? I do but I tend to get kind of sick of the standard chicken wings. My sister clued me in to this veggie spin on a favorite and I had to try it.
It was a hit at the party, but a personal recommendation: these morsels are way better when they’re hot. Once they cooled to room temperature their popularity sank. Make sure they’re hot out of the oven when you serve!
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- buffalo sauce–I highly recommend Frank’s buffalo sauce!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a bowl combine the water, flour, and garlic powder. Mix it all together to make a batter.
Cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces, similar to a chicken nugget size.
Dunk the cauliflower into the batter, making sure each piece is coated. Drop the pieces onto the baking sheet.
Bake the cauliflower for 20+ minutes. I wanted my pieces to be a little crispy, so I kept them in there about 25 minutes. It’s up to you and the texture that you want.
Once the little bites are out of the oven, pour the buffalo sauce into a bowl and toss all the pieces to coat with buffalo-goodness.
Serve and enjoy!