Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Wings

I am a huge lover of cauliflower. I could eat it everyday. I discovered my love for cauliflower at an Indian restaurant. I was on the Daniel fast and I wanted something flavorful but I wasn’t sure what. I explained to the waiter that I wanted something that tasted really good but it couldn’t have any meat or gluten. So he asked me if I’d be ok with him surprising me. I told him to go for it.

A few minutes later he came out with a platter of fried cauliflower smothered in spicy, red sauce. He told me it was an Indian-Chinese dish, and he hoped I liked it.

I more than liked it. I loved it. I loved it so much that I went back to that restaurant so frequently that every time I walked in they knew exactly what I wanted.

Today I decided to try my hand at making my own variation of the dish myself. It’s not quite the same dish as what I order at the restaurant, but it’s a really good take on fried cauliflower.

The best part is that they actually look like chicken wings which blew my mind. This is the perfect addition to a meatless menu.

Chopped cauliflower

Deep fried cauliflower

Fried cauliflower

Sweet & spicy cauliflower wings

Here are a few things to keep on mind:

  • I didn’t intend to put this on the blog so I didn’t measure anything.
  • The corn starch is a must over flour because it gets perfectly crispy but also doesn’t weigh the cauliflower down because it’s not super heavy.
  • If you’d prefer actual measurements for the sauce, my sweet & spicy cilantro wing sauce is super close in taste to what I used on the cauliflower.

Here’s what you need:

For the cauliflower wings

  • Fresh cauliflower (I only used 1/3 of a head of cauliflower because it was just me. An entire head will yield a lot of wings.)
  • Salt, black pepper, garlic powder to taste
  • Eggs
  • Corn starch
  • Vegetable oil

For the sweet & spicy sauce

  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Soy sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Water

Here’s what you do:

For the cauliflower wings

  • Chop your cauliflower into wing sized pieces
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder on the cauliflower
  • Scramble your eggs (I used 4 large eggs for 1/3 of a head of cauliflower).
  • Coat the cauliflower in the egg and then coat in the corn starch.
  • Let the cauliflower sit for a bit.
  • Heat your vegetable oil on medium heat (you want just enough to cover the cauliflower).
  • Once your oil is ready, drop in your cauliflower and cook until golden brown (you can cook then as dark as you want them…it’s your prerogative).
  • Drain the cauliflower on paper towel to get rid of the excess oil
  • Drop in the sauce and coat well

For the sweet & spicy sauce

  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients into you get the flavor you want.
  • It’s really up to you how sweet or spicy you want it to be.
  • If you prefer a thick sauce, don’t add water. I wanted to thin mine out a bit so o added water until I got the consistency I wanted.

I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did. And like I said, I apologize for the lack of measurements but I really had no intention on blogging this but so many of my IG followers were asking for the recipe.

Sweet and spicy cauliflower wings

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