Honey Garlic Cauliflower “Wings” ~ a must try

Written by anjo

Nothing stresses me out more than finding a dank recipe online and when you open the page, it is explained in 16 paragraphs, along with pictures. Ain’t nobody got time to read that and I know what unmixed eggs look like… After recently attempting to go back to a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, I have been searching high and low for recipes that are vegetarian, and can also trick my bf onto a semi-vegetarian diet (hehe).

Lo and behold, Honey Garlic Cauliflower “Wings”. You guys, whether you are a meat eating ride or die or a vegetarian, these are seriously a must try…and my bf loved them! See recipe below:

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs, (*Tip: make your own breadcrumbs from simply toasting and crushing bread!)
  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into small florets
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha or hot sauce
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Juice from one lime
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp of cornstarch
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F/204C
  2. Set up a coating station with separate bowls of flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
  3. Drench your cauliflower florets into the flower first, then the eggs and breadcrumbs.
  4. Repeat for all florets.
  5. Put your “wings” onto a baking sheet and add salt/pepper for flavor
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until your cauliflower is golden brown.
  7. Mix together your water and cornstarch in a small bowl/cup until it’s completely dissolved. Set that aside for later.
  8. While your florets are baking, start making your sauce! Mix together the honey, soy sauce, hot sauce, garlic, lime and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and add your cornstarch water concoction. Cook that for an additional 3-4 minutes until it slightly thickens…stirring frequently.
  9. Once your florets are browned to crispy perfection, take them out of the oven and switch it to broil.
  10. Simply toss your florets into your sauce and return them to the pan.
  11. Let broil for 3-5 minutes and garnish with some of your scallions!

It is a very simple recipe and when I saw it posted on my Facebook, I immediately checked my cupboard for ingredients. My mind was also somewhat tricked that these were actually chicken! Definitely a dank delight.

 

~anjo