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Vegan🌱Non-Deep-Fry Buffalo Cauliflowers

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Vegan🌱Non-Deep-Fry Buffalo Cauliflowers】

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflowers

Buffalo Cauliflowers by piggyinkitchen

What I want to share with you today is "Buffalo Cauliflowers" tossed in nicely simply seasoned whole wheat batter with red chili pepper which are baked in oven, instead of deep frying. But surprisingly still crispy! And that makes it way healthier than the ones typically deep fried!

This recipe was inspired by "Fried Crispy Cauliflower" that I had at a vegan restaurtant in Kelowna, BC. The cauliflower was amazing like I've never eaten that delicious cauliflower in my life. A few weeks later in Vancouver, I was craving for it so much, and decided to try making my own style buffalo cauliflowers at home :) After several experimetns with cauliflower and the cooking methods, I made this recipe finally!

There're only 2 things you'd better follow in order to make flavorful crispy cauliflower:

  • Use metal baking pan
  • Make the batter a bit thicker.

First, for the material of baking pan, this makes a HUGE difference in the final product! I tested with 2 different baking pans: the one was stoneware, and the other one was metal.
The result was obvious. With use of metal baking pan, the cauliflowers were baked so much crispier than the ones in a stone baking pan! Also it took a lot longer time for the cauliflowers to be cooked in the stone pan.

So as far as I know through the experiments, I highly recommend you baking your cauliflowers in your metal baking pan! Otherswise, the batter outside cauliflower may remain soggy which is absolutely not a good thing.

Secondly, make a bit thick batter for coating over your cauliflowers so that your cauliflowers can stay in enough batter and become crispy when baked :)

Alright, now you're good to go!

Here's the recipe :)

Non-Deep-Fry Buffalo Cauliflowers
INGREDIENTS (2-3 Servings)
1/2 cauliflower head, divided in small pieces
1 cup whole wheat flour
1-2 tablespoons chili oil
1 cup water
Himalayan pink salt
Black pepper
Avocado oil

  1. Preheat your oven to 390°.
  2. Combine well whole wheat flour, chili oil, water, Himalayan pink salt and black pepper in a bowl to make batter.
  3. Toss the chopped cauliflower heads into the batter.
  4. Coat them with the batter evenly.
  5. Spread out on a parchament paper on a baking pan.
  6. If your cauliflowers aren't covered by batter enough, spoon the batter over cauliflowers.
  7. Drizzle avocado oil evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until cauliflowers turned golden brown.

◎Use a metal baking pan.
◎Adjust spiciness with chili oil.
◎If the batter is too watery, then add more flour.

I hope you like this recipe!

If you have any questions, please reach me out anytime! I'm happy to hear your thoughts!

Thank you,