If you are vegan/vegetarian or just miss the meat fix – this recipe will change your world like it did mine! I used to live in a town called Tampere in Finland, where they have the best chicken wings. Now after becoming a vegan I wanted to experience that “mmmmm!” without any animal cruelty and feeling bloated after it.
So there are quite a few recipes out there for cauliflower “wings”/bites, but after trying out some of them something was missing and than I thought about cornflour! The best thing about cooking is when you try out different things and have that moment of realisation of how to make it better next time.
You can always make your own hot sauce, but Frank’s hot sauce is just the best!
So how do you make these at home?
1 Medium sized Cauliflower
120 g of Breadcrumbs
5 tbsp Plain White Flour
1 tbsp Corn Flour
1 tbsp Paprika (not spicy)
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Salt
3/4 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 Cup of Water
1 bottle of Frank’s Buffalo Hot Sauce
For this recipe you will need a chopping board, knife, mixing bowl, plate or bowl for the breadcrumbs, tin foil, tray and a fan oven.
Start by cutting the cauliflower, it’s not important to have them exactly the same – these bites will cook evenly in a fan oven.
Mix all your dry ingredients together, so your plain flour, corn flour, paprika, black pepper and salt in a mixing bowl. Add plant-based milk and water into the mix and stir really well. As you can see from the picture above, you want the mix to be quite smooth.
Dip cauliflower heads in the mix, so that they are fully covered.
Then roll in breadcrumbs, so that they are fully covered.
Lay the cauliflower heads on the tin foil and bake for 25 minutes in 175 celsius.
Dip the bites in frank’s buffalo sauce, so that they are fully covered as shown in the picture below.
Bake another 10 minutes in 175 celsius.
Serve with soya yoghurt or vegan mayo and spring onions! If you’re a vegetarian these are perfect with blue cheese sauce.