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Buffalo “Cauliwings” Oven Fried Cauliflower

I didn’t believe it so I had to try it.  It was good!  You may have noticed that I have been experimenting with cauliflower, the other white meat/potato lately.  Some of these recipes have been good but in no way related to what they are supposed to mock. Like cauliflower clouds which were supposed to be like tater tots.  They were okay but not tater tots.  These Cauliwings are actually a pretty good knock off of boneless chicken wings.  HINT: The secret is in the sauce.  The more flavor you add the more flavor you get.

Cauliwings

So, Thanksgiving/Pre-Christmas recovery friends, give this one a try.

Cauliwings

  • 1 head cauliflower, cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I prefer Crystal)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce + 2 tablespoons of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, flour, and garlic salt and cayenne powder  whisking until mostly smooth (it’s ok if there are a few lumps left).

Put the cauliflower in the bowl and stir with a spatula to completely coat with the buttermilk mixture.

Place the cauliflower on a greased cookie sheet.  Separate any large clumpings.  Cook for 20 minutes, gently turning mid-way through the cooking.

While cooking combine the hot sauce and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter in a medium size bowl and the BBQ sauce, two tablespoons of hot sauce and 1 tablespoon of melted butter in another medium size bowl.

Carefully remove the hot cauliflower from the oven and distribute evenly between the two bowls.  Stir VERY gently to coat.

Return the cauliflower to the cookie sheet and bake another 5 minutes.

Serve with celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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This is not my original recipe.  This comes from one of may favorite Food Network ladies, Ellie Krieger. For a low-fat alternative at your Super Bowl Party give this a try.  I think the flavor is what we are going for, and it should be here in these wings.  I like Ellie Krieger’s recipes.  I think this one is a going to become a favorite.

I think an oriental  bar-b-que flavor would be a good alternative to ribs, if getting that sauce all over your fingers is what you are into.

Broiled Buffalo Wings

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joints, tips removed
  • ¼ cup cayenne pepper sauce (Frank’s Red Hot, plus more for dipping)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 large ribs celery, cut into sticks
  • 1 recipe Blue Cheese Dip (recipe follows)

Place the wings in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the wings by about 2 inches.  Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 10 minutes.  Drain well.

In a small bowl, combine the cayenne pepper sauce, lemon juice and broth.  Reserve

Transfer the wings to a foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan and broil 5 to 6 inches from the flame, until the skin begins to blister and brown, 5 or 6 minutes.  Turn the wings over and broil 4 to 5 minutes more.

Transfer the wings to a large bowl and drizzle with the reserved sauce and toss well.  Place the wings in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.  Place under the broiler for 1 minute to heat the wings and sauce together.

Blue cheese Dip

  •  ¼ cup plain Greek-style non-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (low fat))
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (1.5 ounces)

In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar and blue cheese.  Mash any very large chunks of the cheese with the back of a spoon to integrate the cheese into the dip.

Make this up to 3 days ahead of your party serving date and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.  Allow to come to room temperature to serve with your wings and celery sticks.