Spicy Fried Cauliflower Wings

Boy, do I have a treat for you today! I have sacrificed pounds, btw so worth it, and spoiled my taste-buds to get the right measurements and ingredients to make this dish perfect for you.

Today I am serving Spicy Fried Cauliflower Wings that is breaded to perfection. The one thing I miss about fried chicken is the batter. The crunch and seasoning is what made fried chicken a good dish for me. And now I believe I’ve created that good crunchiness with these cauliflower wings! Well, I know it is because I had my meat eating friends try this dish and they loved it! My philosophy is that, if a meat eater likes a faux meat dish, then it has to be good.

Y’all I promise you, it’s delicious and filling. My favorite side dishes to pair this fried cauliflower are fries -of course or even my spicy watermelon avocado salad. I’m really excited for you to try this yummy dish. Let me know what you think!

Spicy Fried Cauliflower Wings

Spicy Fried Cauliflower Wings

  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 pint grapeseed or avocado oil (You can also use canola oil but I don't recommend because it is not a healthy oil)

Dry Batter

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Wet batter

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds and 2 tbsp of water)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  1. Cut the cauliflower head into florets and set aside in a bowl. 

  2. Pour canola oil in a deep frying pan. Preheat over medium fire and allow oil to get to 350 degrees.

  3. Prepare the flax egg. Combine the water and ground flax seeds. Mix well and set aside for 2-3 minutes to thicken.

  4. In a medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.

  5. In a different medium sized bowl, combine the wet ingredients and the flax egg. Whisk.

  6. Working with one floret at a time, dip floret into the wet batter. Then toss floret into the dry batter, shake off excess. Repeat by placing the floret into the wet batter and then the dry batter. Place on a plate in a single layer. 

  7. Place the florets in a single layer into the oil and cook on each side for 3 minutes or until the batter is golden brown. 

  8. Drain cauliflower in a paper towel. Let cool down for 5 mins before serving. 

  9. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you make it, please let me know your thoughts in the comments. Would love to hear them!

Spicy Fried Cauliflower Wings


Monique Love

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