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Crunchy Gluten-free Honey Garlic Cauliflower "Wings"

Crunchy Gluten-free Honey Garlic Cauliflower "Wings"

Nicole
Surprisingly crunchy cauliflower bites with an insanely delicious honey garlic sauce that you won't be able to save for leftovers! These will disappear fast!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Cauliflower "Wings"

  • 1 Small Cauliflower (rinsed, dried, and cut florets into bite-size chunks) or 1/2 a Large
  • Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 2 Cups Gluten-free All-purpose Flour
  • 2-3 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Olive Oil

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Water depending on desired thickness of sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Liquid Aminos
  • 5 Large Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • Green Onions chopped for garnish

Instructions
 

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • Make the sauce first by adding all sauce ingredients (except green onions) to a medium pot over medium heat.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat down and simmer for around 10-15 minutes.
  • Taste for desired flavor (it is salty which allows it to overpower the cauliflower taste). Then remove from heat and sauce with thicken more.

Cauliflower "Wings"

  • In a large bowl, cover your cauliflower (that has been rinsed, dried, and cut into chunks) with buttermilk and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl beat 2 eggs and in pie dish (I like the size and depth for dredging) mix your flour, seasonings, and baking powder.
  • From your buttermilk, take the cauliflower and dredge in your flour mixture, then in your egg, then back in your flour. As your doing this, make sure to shake off excess of each step. You don't want it overly coated or it will fall off your cauliflower when or after cooking.
  • You can dredge all of your cauliflower and then move onto the next step or work in batches, dredging each batch as you go. I fried 6 cauliflower at a time to leave room and heat for a good crunch!
  • Warm olive oil in large pot over medium heat. You want the olive oil around 1 inch deep.
  • In batches, fry your cauliflower using tongs to flip and make sure all your sides are golden.
  • When your cauliflower is finished, rest on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
  • Add your crunchy cauliflower to a large bowl and pour your honey garlic, or sauce of choice, over and mix to coat well. Top with green onions and make sure you get some before someone sneaks in and eats it all! These will disappear quickly!
Keyword Gluten-free, glutenfree, vegetarian