You may have noticed that we have been sharing a lot of cauliflower recipes, the other white meat/potato, lately. Some of these recipes have been very good but in no way related to what they are supposed to mock. These Buffalo Fried Cauliflower bits are actually a pretty good knock off of boneless chicken wings. And here is a recipe that gives you a batch of hot, and a batch of mild ‘wings’.
1 head cauliflower, cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons garlic salt
Dash of cayenne
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup BBQ sauce + 2 tablespoons of hot sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, flour, garlic salt, and cayenne powder. Whisk until mostly smooth (a few lumps is not a problem).
Put the cauliflower in the bowl and gently stir with a spatula to completely coat with the buttermilk mixture.
Place the cauliflower on a greased cookie sheet. Separate any large clumpings. Baking for 20 minutes, gently turning mid-way through the cooking.
While baking combine the 1/2 cup hot sauce and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter in a medium size bowl. In a separate medium sized bowl combine the BBQ sauce, two tablespoons of hot sauce, and 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
Carefully remove the cauliflower from the oven and distribute evenly between the two bowls. Stir VERY gently to coat.
Return the cauliflower to the cookie sheet and bake another 5 minutes.
Serve with celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing.