A recipe for cauliflower florets dipped in seasoned batter, baked, then drizzled with spicy Buffalo hot sauce, served with blue cheese dip. Make these for your next appetizer or party. Beware! They are rather addictive.
So, these are CRAZY addictive. I had to add that word to the title as fair warning to anyone who makes this. The first time I made it was for a test run, sort of a proof of concept. I didn't plan on eating the whole thing, but once I took the first bite, BOOM! I couldn't believe it. I chowed the whole thing down.
I have a feeling you will, too. I mean, just look at them!
Truly, if you enjoy Buffalo Chicken Wings (which I LOVE!!!), you'll find this recipe appealing as it hits all those spots on your tongue and in your stomach that Buffalo Wings hit. You might not think so, because hey, we're working with cauliflower here, but they do.
Are you a cauliflower lover? It is not my intention to knock cauliflower. It's one of my favorite vegetables, in reality, but we can't deny that cauliflower has very little flavor. This is not a negative. It's cauliflower's super power, actually. Cauliflower has the ability to absorb any flavor you throw at it. It's a blank slate food, so when you toss these with Buffalo sauce, it gives you BUFFALO SAUCE with every bite! If you want to get all BOOM with your flavors, try adding a bit more butter to your Buffalo sauce, maybe a bit of honey and some extra spicy chili flakes. Swirl it together in a heated pan and...whao.
This particular recipe will make an outstanding side dish, but I think it will work best as an appetizer. Make it for your next party and watch people explode with delight upon trying them. Keep tabs. Make sure fights don't start breaking out when the bowl gets close to empty. Maybe make two of them.
You can easily keep these warm in the oven, or wrap them in aluminum foil until the guests arrive.
Don't forget a simple blue cheese dip for serving. Ranch works as well. Just like Buffalo chicken wings, these babies taste great when given a tiny dip of blue cheese. Buffalo sauce and blue cheese - they're best buds. And who'd-a-thunk they would love cauliflower so much?
Go for it! I hope you enjoy these. Let me know!
Check out a VIDEO of the recipe below!
Patty's Perspective: These ARE surprisingly addictive. Even if you don't like cauliflower, you should give these a try. The Buffalo sauce really seeps in and makes this truly satisfying. I loved these.
Addictive Buffalo Cauliflower - Recipe
- 1 head of cauliflower, florets only (core and stem removed)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water (or more as needed)
- 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup favorite Buffalo sauce
- Blue cheese dip for serving
- Add flour, water, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix well to form a batter.
- Dip the cauliflower florets into the batter and set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Remove and brush generously with Buffalo sauce.
- Bake 10 more minutes.
- Cool slightly and serve with blue cheese dip.
Enjoy! Eat them fast!