Tuesday, October 22, 2013

spicy cauliflower bites

I had seen a few recipes like this and wanted to try it out because of how appetizing the pictures were. I thought they would be good but was impressed by how good. The flour coating transforms the cauliflower in a way I wasn't expecting; creamy, almost potato like. 
I didn't have a wing type hot sauce, so I used sriracha, mixed with ketchup, which might sound weird, but it worked great. I tried to keep the spice in the medium hot range, in the hopes that Brielle might like them, but they were too spicy for her. I am  excited to experiment with other sauces: sweet and sour, or sesame.

for the cauliflower bites-
1 medium head of cauliflower
1 cup of flour
1 cup of almond milk
1tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt

for the hot sauce-
1/2 cup ketchup
2 TB 1 tsp sriracha, or to taste
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 TB butter, melted

Mix the flour, milk, and spices together. Chop the cauliflower into medium sized pieces. Toss them in the mixture and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet, that has been lightly sprayed with oil. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Melt the butter and mix with the other hot sauce ingredients. After the cauliflower bites have roasted to golden, toss them with hot sauce mixture and bake for another 5 minutes.
Serve with a quick ranch dressing of mayo, a squeeze of lemon, dash of apple cider vinegar, pinch of garlic powder, and salt.

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