Chef Justin Warner's Smoked Cauliflower Bits, as seen on Guy's Ranch Kitchen, Season 2.
Recipe courtesy of Justin Warner

Smoky Cauliflower Bites

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings


BBQ Dipping Sauce:


Special equipment:
a deep-fryer; a pressure cooker
  1. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 360 degrees F.
  2. Add cauliflower, smoked beer, salt and liquid smoke to a pressure cooker. Cook under normal pressure for 6 minutes, then release pressure according to manufacturer's instructions and remove lid. Strain cauliflower and place in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add instant flour and cornstarch to a small bowl. Mix to combine. Sprinkle over cauliflower, tossing to coat all the florets.
  4. Deep-fry until golden brown and crispy, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with BBQ Dipping Sauce on the side.

BBQ Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix together barbecue sauce, ketchup, chipotle powder and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Stir to combine.