These spicy cauliflower bites are a fun and easy vegetarian alternative to a chicken wing. You can either bake or fry according to your preferences.
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup flour*
1 tsp. ground, dried garlic (or garlic powder)
small head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Off the Plank Naga Jolokia)
2T melted butter or coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the water, flour and dried garlic. Dip each floret into the batter, letting the excess drip off. Place the florets on a large, parchment-covered baking sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes.
In the meantime, mix the hot sauce and melted butter together in a small bowl. (I increased the amount of butter from the original recipe because I wanted the bites to be a bit crispier.) Once the cauliflower is baked, brush the sauce on both sides of the florets, making sure they are entirely coated. Put cauliflower back in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until the florets are a bit browned and slightly crunchy.
You can also use the same recipe and fry instead.
Consider pairing with a Ranch dressing or a yogurt cheese dressing.