Aug 25, 2015

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


Cauliflower Bites
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 Tbs Cajun seasoning
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg whites
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Buffalo wing hot sauce (I use Frank's)
  • 4 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
Bleu Cheese Dip
  • 8 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz. bleu cheese dressing
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese (I use buttermilk gorgonzola)
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise


Bleu Cheese Dip:
  1. Combine all ingredients and set aside in fridge until ready to serve. 

Cauliflower Bites:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Arrange cauliflower in an even layer on sheet pan lined with cooling rack to allow heat to circulate around cauliflower.
  3. Dust with Cajun seasoning.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir together hot sauce and butter until evenly incorporated and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, mix batter by whisking together eggs, flour and water until smooth.
  7. In a shallow fry pan preheat oil over medium heat.
  8. Remove cauliflower from oven and toss gently in batter until evenly coated.
  9. Test oil by gently dropping a bit of batter in; bubbles should form immediately.
  10. Working in batches, add cauliflower to pan and turn to cook evenly after a couple of minutes per side until golden brown.
  11. Remove from pan and let rest on the same sheet pan lined with cooling rack used before while cooking remaining florets.
  12. After all of the florets have been pan-fried, toss in butter-hot sauce mixture until evenly coated.
  13. Serve with bleu cheese dip and celery sticks.

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