Regular buffalo wings are an amazing complement to any tailgate, party, or array of restaurant appetizers, but sometimes you want something a little bit lighter.
I tried buffalo cauliflower at a pub grub restaurant not too long ago and I fell in love with its crunch and flavors. I figured it couldn’t be that hard to make. I was right.
With the start of the NFL season this weekend, what better time than now to try out a new, snacktastic recipe?
- Half a large head of cauliflower
- Your favorite hot sauce
- Olive oil
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cut cauliflower into wing-sized florets.
3. Toss the florets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt to taste.
4. Place one layer of the seasoned, oiled florets into a large, flat baking dish and place them in your preheated oven.
5. Bake the cauliflower for 25-30 minutes, or until just lightly browned around the edges.
6. In a saucepan, combine a few tablespoons of butter with ½ a cup of your favorite hot sauce. If this is too spicy for your taste, reduce the amount of hot sauce or add more butter. Heat the mixture over low heat, whisking until well-combined.
7. After the cauliflower has cooked, remove from the oven and toss lightly with your prepared wing sauce.
8. Place the sauced cauliflower back in the 450 degree oven for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the florets are crisped to your liking.
9. Remove from the oven and plate with some ramekins of ranch and blue cheese dressing.
If you have any questions or additional tweaks to my recipe that you think others would love, please comment below or e-mail me.
Enjoy the start of the 2016 football season!