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BBQ Cauliflower "Wings"

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the baking sheet

1 cup white rice flour 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

1/2 teaspoon paprika 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 2- to 3-inch florets, stems reserved for another use 

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 

Carrot and celery sticks, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the rice flour, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Whisk in 1 cup water until completely incorporated and you have a thin batter. Add the cauliflower florets and toss to coat completely with the batter. Use tongs or a fork to remove the florets from the bowl, allowing excess batter to drip off. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the batter begins to set, about 10 minutes. Use tongs or a spatula to flip the florets and bake the other side until the batter looks completely dry, about 10 minutes longer.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the barbecue sauce and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted.
  5. When the cauliflower is done, use a pastry brush to completely coat the florets with the sauce. Bake again until the florets are crispy and the sauce is completely absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with carrot and celery sticks on the side.

Cook’s Note

Substitute wing sauce for barbecue sauce and you can serve Buffalo cauliflower wings!