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Sticky Honey Sriracha Cauliflower "wings" (Baked or Fried)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower approx. 4 cups of florets
  • 1 cup milk for vegan: use water or almond, soy milk or water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour can sub gluten-free rice flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp of paprika or chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • For the sauce:
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup sriracha
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place a piece of parchment paper on two baking sheets, set aside. (for frying: heat a large deep pan filled with oil to medium/high heat)

  • Wash and cut cauliflower head into bite sized pieces/florets. Place panko breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.

  • Mix the milk/water/flour and spices in a medium mixing bowl. Dip the cauliflower in the batter, shake off excess batter, then dip into the panko breadcrumbs. You can do this one by one or in batches.


  • To bake: Lay the cauliflower single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil olive and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is crispy and golden.

  • To fry: Deep fry breaded cauliflower for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the honey, sriracha, and ketchup. Remove wings from oven/oil and toss in the honey sriracah sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Serve with blue cheese or ranch sauce.