Super Bowl Challenge: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Who’s ready for the Super Bowl?! I am, and I’m rooting hard for the Los Angeles Rams. I don’t know about you, but I love Super Bowl food as much as I do the game. One of my favorite football foods are Buffalo Wings. However, I recently decided that I really enjoy the Buffalo sauce much more than I do the actual chicken wings. I came to this conclusion when I tried Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings” for the first time. They were equally as tasty as chicken, except I didn’t have to feel weird about eating suspicious chicken from an unknown source 😒. So this year for the Super Bowl I’m going to attempt to make my own Buffalo Cauliflower. I’ve made actual Buffalo chicken wings before, so I think my attempt will be successful.

Here is the recipe that I plan to use. I looked up a few recipes online and then tweaked them to fit my taste buds.

Ingredients:

1 head/bag of Cauliflower

2 eggs

1/4 cup of water

1/2 cup of all purpose flour or gluten free flour

Fresh Parsley (optional garnish)

Seasonings- add to taste:

Gustus Vitae Blue Cheese Sea Salt or Regular Sea Salt

Cayenne Pepper

Garlic Powder

Smoked Paprika

Smoked Dried Ghost Pepper Flakes (optional)

Sauce:

1/2 cup vegan butter or regular butter

1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce/ any red pepper sauce

1 Tsp honey or spicy honey

4 shakes of Worcestershire Sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking oil.

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While the oven is preheating, whisk the eggs in a bowl Add 1/4 cup of water to the eggs. Add seasonings to taste. Pour the egg mixture into a bag. Add the Cauliflower and shake gently to make sure each floret is evening coated with the egg mixture.

Next, in a bag combine the flour with more seasonings to taste. Put the egg washed Cauliflower florets into the bag with the flour mixture. Shake the bag until all of the florets are coated equally. Spread the florets evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip over the florets, then bake for an additional 10 minutes so that the Cauliflower browns evenly.

While the Cauliflower baking, begin preparing the sauce. Melt the butter, then add the 1/2 cup of pepper sauce. Next add the honey and Wortishires sauce. You can add additional cayenne pepper if you’d like to up the heat level of your sauce. Also add a dash more of garlic powder for extra flavor. Mix together all of the ingredients until you have a nice, smooth sauce.

Once the Cauliflower is done baking, take the florets off the baking sheet and put them in a large glass bowl. Pour 3/4 of your sauce mixture over the florets and use a brush to make sure each one is fully coated with sauce. Once this is completed, place the florets back on the original baking sheet Bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and enjoy with a side of ranch or bleu cheese! Garnish with Parsley. Use the last 1/4 of your sauce for extra dipping sauce on the side.

The picture above is how I hope they look on Superbowl Sunday. But who knows, Pinterest fails are a real thing 😂! Tune into my Instagram and I will walk you through the cooking process on my IG Story. I will then post the photo of my actual creation to my feed. I’ll add the final product to this blog post for also!

Now here’s the challenge. I challenge you to experiment with a new recipe for the Super Bowl. Comment below or tag me in your Instagram photos so that I can see all of your awesome creations and fails. I’ll give a shout out to the best ones!

Game time

Here’s the final product! (all original photos). My friends and I thought they were delicious so I guess I didn’t fail Pinterest after all. I went ahead and edited the recipe above with the tricks that I discovered while cooking various batches on Super Bowl Sunday. At least now the recipe is perfect for next year. Enjoy!