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I never really understood the appeal of places like Buffalo Wild Wings or Wings, Etc. Of course, they don’t have many (or any) options for vegans or vegetarians, so that puts a bit of a damper on the dining experience. But one day, I discovered Birds Eye brand Buffalo Cauliflower. Most people buy cookies, chips, or candy as a “treat”, but I bought myself buffalo cauliflower wings.
Now, this was back in the days before I tried to avoid dairy and eggs. This frozen cauliflower awesomeness no longer fits the bill, so I decided to make my own. A lot of people make wings or cauliflower wings with Frank’s Wing Sauce, but that’s not vegan-friendly either. If you choose to make your own wing sauce (the recipe is provided below), this recipe is a little bit involved. However, if you’re either not vegan or you found a vegan wing sauce, feel free to use a store-bought sauce instead of making your own.
Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets, and toss in the flour batter. This will help the cauliflower to get nice and crispy.
After baking, toss the pieces in the buffalo sauce then place them back on the baking sheet. As you can see in the photo above, some of the wing sauce got on the sheet. That’s ok, but don’t dump the entire bowl out onto the baking sheet. You’ll still have sauce leftover after coating the cauliflower, and you’ll want to save that for a final coating right before serving.
After you’ve coated the cauliflower in the buffalo wing sauce the first time, you’ll bake them for another 10 minutes.
These buffalo cauliflower wings are great with vegan ranch dip. Making your own ranch dip is easy. The recipe is provided below, but you can definitely substitute store-bought ranch dip here if you’d like. I’m pretty sure someone makes a vegan version. You can also be traditional and serve the wings with celery and carrots, but where’s the fun in that?
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