Cauliflower wings, that's what we said. Now that it's nearly time to start dusting off the BBQ's for another year we thought we'd give you a recipe that'll make an awesome addition to your BBQ that ticks all the boxes, crispy, sticky, smoky, and as spicy as you can handle. With a few minutes in the kitchen, you can create a large batch of these, deep-fried or baked, and enjoy a somewhat healthier option that's ideal for satisfying those BBQ cravings!
To make the sauce, combine the following ingredients:
- 85g Sri Racha Sauce (Tabasco is too thin for this recipe)
- Maple Syrup (115g)
- Ketchup (115g)
For the batter, mix all of these ingredients together in a large bowl:
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 50g Plain Flour
- 15g Corn Flour
- 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground Allspice
- Half a teaspoon of Salt
- 110g Panko Breadcrumbs
- 230ml Almond Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 1 Cauliflower head, sliced into florets
- If frying, use Peanut or Vegetable Oil.
- Sesame Seeds
- Chopped Spring Onion
- Only! Plant Based Vegan Ranch Dressing
How to Make:
Preheat the oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas Mark 6 if baking.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients, whisk or swirl to combine, and put to one side.
- Combine the first nine ingredients in a mixing dish and whisk them together. While whisking, pour in the almond milk until a batter forms.
- Place the panko breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. You now have two areas where you can batter your "wings."
- Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter (one at a time or in handfulls), shake off the excess batter, and then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Using a baking tray, place the battered wings. Repeat until all of the wings have been battered.
- If you're baking the wings, set the baking pan on a rack in the centre of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
- When the wings are done, toss or gently swirl them into the sauce to coat.
- The finished 'wings' are best served piping hot and garnished with sesame seeds, chopped spring onion, and plenty of ranch dressing for dipping.