Crispy Fried Cauliflower Wings

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
One thing that I miss as a vegetarian is fried chicken. Ocassionally, I find myself craving fried chicken or just wanting some chicken tenders from Chic-Fil-A. So I knew that I needed to give fried cauliflower wings a try.

Crispy Fried Cauliflower Wings

I will admit that creating this dish was a first for me. I wasn’t entirely sure where to begin to create cauliflower wings, so I pulled up a ton of Pinterest and Youtube recipes. But you guys know me…I’m lazy.

Most of the recipes I found had so many spices and different ingredients that I needed to add to my mixture, and it became discouraging. So I used what I had in my pantry and I must say, it turned out pretty well.

You’d be surprised to see that I didn’t use any flour as most other cauliflower wings recipe have called for. I would suggest adding flour to the ingredients if you plan to eat this on a second day. The flour gives it an extra crunch. If you choose to opt of using flour like myself, you can double up on the “dry” ingredients.

Crispy Fried Cauliflower Wings

These crispy fried cauliflower wings are a perfect substitute to your classic chicken wing.
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins | Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower, crispy fried cauliflower wings, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
1 head of cauliflower
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 cup Red Hot’s Sauce

Instructions
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
2. Cut your head of cauliflower into small florets. Have a nonstick baking sheet ready to lay your cauliflower wings
3. In a small mixing bowl, add you salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and bread crumbs
4. In a separate bowl, add your hot sauce and olive oil
5. Begin dipping your cauliflower wings into the bowl of hot sauce, and then dip into your other bowl with dry ingredients
6. Repeat this step if you’d like a crispier taste
7. Line cauliflower wings onto baking sheet flatly and add into the oven for 30-45 minutes. Flip cauliflower over halfway between

Notes
You can use frozen cauliflower florets as well, but will need to thaw out first
You can use flour in addition to the breadcrums if you’d like crispier taste
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