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Baked Sriracha Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Who would have thought that battered cauliflower could look like Colonel Saunders’ special fried chicken? This baked cauliflower wings recipe really does hit the spot when the craving for something spicy hits. I think this is a wonderful transition meal or if you need to take something tasty to a potluck.

It isn’t the quickest recipe by any means, but it is definitely easy once you get the hang of what needs to happen when. I served it with mashed potatoes and baby peas. So good!

You basically have three items you are working with.

  • The wet tempura batter
  • The flour and spices
  • Left-over hot sauce marinade

And you just dip your cauliflower into the wet batter first, then the dry and then the marinade!

The trick to this recipe (don’t leave out this step):

After you have baked the wings and they are still hot, dip them one last time in the hot sauce marinade before you serve it. It gives it the rich dark golden look.

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Cauliflower Hot Wings

Cauliflower Hot Wings

Cauliflower Wings Marinade

Cauliflower Wings Marinade

Cauliflower Wings ready to bake

Cauliflower Wings ready to bake

Cauliflower Wings Baked

Cauliflower Wings Baked

Cauliflower Wings Prep

Cauliflower Wings Prep

Best Cauliflower Wings

Best Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower Wings Dill Sauce

Cauliflower Wings Dill Sauce

AuthorGypsyCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

These hot cauliflower wings will satisfy most tastebuds. They seem sinful but works well as a meat substitute or as finger food at a party. Great recipe to make for friends and family.

Cauliflower Hot Wings
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
Hot Sauce Marinade
 3 cups Fresh Cauliflower, cut into bitesize pieces
 2 cups Plant-based milk
 ¼ cup Sriracha sauce (hot sauce)
 1 tbsp Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Wet Batter
 1 cup Tempura Flour
 1 cup Cold water
Spiced flour
 1 cup All-purpose flour
 1 tbsp Salt
 3 tbsp Mixed dry spices (Oregano, basil, marjoram)
 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
Dill sauce
 ½ cup Vegan mayo
 ¼ cup Plant-based milk
 2 tbsp Dried dill
1

Mix the milk, salt, pepper and hot sauce together. Add the cut cauliflower pieces to the mix and cover. I normally let it marinade overnight.

2

Add parchment paper to a dish and line your cauliflower florets neatly onto the tray. Bake for 40 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. Turn over after 20 minutes.

3

Mix the cold water and tempura flour together in a bowl.

4

Mix the all-purpose flour together with all the spices in another bowl.

5

Keep the left-over marinade hot sauce in a third bowl.

6

Dip the cauliflower into the wet batter, then the flour, then the hot marinade hot sauce and place on the baking sheet again.

7

Bake for another 20 minutes.

8

Take them out and dip them (while hot) one last time in the hot sauce. Don't leave out this step. This is what gives the wings a lovely dark golden color.

9

For the dill sauce, mix the mayo, milk and dried dill together to make a simple dipping sauce.

Baked Vegan Sriracha Cauliflower Hot Wings

Baked Vegan Sriracha Cauliflower Hot Wings

Ingredients

Hot Sauce Marinade
 3 cups Fresh Cauliflower, cut into bitesize pieces
 2 cups Plant-based milk
 ¼ cup Sriracha sauce (hot sauce)
 1 tbsp Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Wet Batter
 1 cup Tempura Flour
 1 cup Cold water
Spiced flour
 1 cup All-purpose flour
 1 tbsp Salt
 3 tbsp Mixed dry spices (Oregano, basil, marjoram)
 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
Dill sauce
 ½ cup Vegan mayo
 ¼ cup Plant-based milk
 2 tbsp Dried dill

Directions

1

Mix the milk, salt, pepper and hot sauce together. Add the cut cauliflower pieces to the mix and cover. I normally let it marinade overnight.

2

Add parchment paper to a dish and line your cauliflower florets neatly onto the tray. Bake for 40 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. Turn over after 20 minutes.

3

Mix the cold water and tempura flour together in a bowl.

4

Mix the all-purpose flour together with all the spices in another bowl.

5

Keep the left-over marinade hot sauce in a third bowl.

6

Dip the cauliflower into the wet batter, then the flour, then the hot marinade hot sauce and place on the baking sheet again.

7

Bake for another 20 minutes.

8

Take them out and dip them (while hot) one last time in the hot sauce. Don't leave out this step. This is what gives the wings a lovely dark golden color.

9

For the dill sauce, mix the mayo, milk and dried dill together to make a simple dipping sauce.

Baked Sriracha Cauliflower Hot Wings

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    October 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

    These look incredible! I know what I am making for dinner!

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Celestial Livin
    October 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    This makes me so excited to go plant based! I never would of thought of making this, but it looks so delicious!

    Lauren @ Celestial Livin
    http://www.celestiallivin.com

  • Reply
    Casey
    October 4, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    These look so crispy and scrumptious! Great way to use up some of the leftover cauliflower sitting in my fridge!

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