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:
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F/204C
- Set up a coating station with separate bowls of flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
- Drench your cauliflower florets into the flower first, then the eggs and breadcrumbs.
- Repeat for all florets.
- Put your “wings” onto a baking sheet and add salt/pepper for flavor
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until your cauliflower is golden brown.
- Mix together your water and cornstarch in a small bowl/cup until it’s completely dissolved. Set that aside for later.
- 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.
- Once your florets are browned to crispy perfection, take them out of the oven and switch it to broil.
- Simply toss your florets into your sauce and return them to the pan.
- 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.