I love cauliflower wings and I think that they are having a well deserved moment right now.
They are a great alternative to chicken and they make a great starter and side dish.
There is so much that can be done to cauliflower with the addition of just a few simple steps and I want to help you get started on that journey when it comes to making cauliflower wings!
Whether you want them battered or, my preference, covered in a panko breadcrumb, either before cooking in a hot sauce or just dipping in some sour cream or ranch, this easy baked cauliflower recipe will help you make the most delicious wings!
- 1 Large cauliflower head (approx 2lbs)
- 1 Cup all purpose flour
- 1 Cup milk
- 2tsp Garlic powder
- 1tsp Onion powder
- 1tsp Salt
- 150g Panko breadcrumbs (approx 3 cups)
- 2tsp Paprika
- A couple of bowls
- Parchment paper
- Roasting tray
- Preheat oven to 220°C/450°F
- Wash and then cut your cauliflower florets into bite size pieces.
- Take a bowl and mix together 1 cup all purpose flour, 2tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp salt and 1 cup milk together to form a batter.
If you also want to add 2tsp paprika, do so now.
If you want to substitute the 1 cup of milk for 1 cup of water or for a mix of both, then feel free!
I like to use an almond milk but again, you can change this to suit your tastes.
- Cover your roasting tray with some parchment paper.
You can use foil but I find that the cauliflower can often stick to this and remove some of your batter which is why I prefer parchment.
- Dip your cauliflower florets into the batter, ensuring all surfaces are covered and give them a little shake to remove any excess batter before moving on.
If you want, you can leave it here and have a simple batter on your cauliflower, that’s fine, the next step is optional but I personally prefer the taste with the panko breadcrumb.
- If you do want to add panko, pour your breadcrumbs into a separate bowl and dip your freshly battered cauliflower pieces into the panko and ensure to cover all surfaces.
- Lay each cauliflower piece onto your parchment paper and allow a little space between them.
- Place your tray onto the middle shelf and bake for 25/30 minutes.
Turn your tray halfway if you feel that it is needed and cook until golden.
Remove from the oven and serve with your sauce or dip of choice!
Best to be eaten on the day!