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Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers

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I’ve been on a cauliflower kick lately, and with the Superbowl coming I knew there was one thing that HAD to be on the menu- Buffalo Cauliflower. Once you try it, it may become a regular rotation for a snack on the weekends, like it has in our home. They’re also a great hit at a party.

Now, I’m not going to lie to you and tell you they taste like Chicken Wings, because they don’t. But, if you happen to love chicken wings AND are a fan of cauliflower then you’ll love this combination. If someone TELLS you that cauliflower can ever taste like chicken DON’T TRUST THEM THEY LIE RUN AWAY. Or, at the very least that person is a horrible cook, in which case ALSO means you shouldn’t take any food advice from them. You’re welcome.

I’ve tried several similar recipes and after lots of trial and error, I was finally able to develop a recipe with all the elements I like. I prefer to use cornstarch rather than flour. I also don’t like my poppers to have a heavy “breading” texture. This particular recipe leaves the poppers with a slight crunch and great flavor.

I hope you enjoy it with the same enthusiasm that my husband enjoyed eating these after I took these photos!

XOXO,
Kia

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
buffalo cauliflower, superbowl, cauliflower, vegetarian, chicken wings alternative
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
buffalo cauliflower, superbowl, cauliflower, vegetarian, chicken wings alternative
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 420° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prep one large cauliflower by removing the stem and cutting the crown into small to medium florets. Rinse off in colander.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add cornstarch, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Add freshly rinsed cauliflower to bowl and toss, so that all florets are evenly coated.
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  5. Arrange florets on parchment lined baking sheet, and let roast for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, rinse out your mixing bowl. Melt the butter in microwave, and add your Buffalo Sauce. Stir until well mixed.
  7. Remove cauliflower from oven at 10 minute mark and carefully add to Buffalo Sauce mixture.
  8. Once well coated, pour back onto parchment lined baking sheet to roast for approximately 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before transferring to plating. Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing.
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