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Buffalo Cauliflower



A vegetarian alternative to buffalo chicken wings!


  • 1 ea Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk I used skim
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce Use your favorite!
  • 4 tbs Butter
  • 1/2 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 ea Blue Cheese Crumbles Optional – To your liking


  1. Gather your ingredients. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Break the cauliflower into pieces that are roughly the size of a chicken wing.
  3. Combine the flour, milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Stir until well mixed.
  5. Place the cauliflower into the bowl and shake it, stir it, whatever it takes to get them well coated. I like to use a bowl that have a cover and vigorously shake it.
  6. Properly coated cauliflowers!
  7. Spread the cauliflower across a baking sheet on parchment paper. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the batter is browning nicely.
  8. While waiting for the oven to do its thing, melt the butter with hot sauce and lemon juice over low heat on the stove.
  9. Stir until the butter, lemon juice, and hot sauce are emulsified <- Fancy new cooking word I learned today!
  10. Remove the cauliflower from the oven.
  11. In a bowl (I like to use one with a lid here too), coat the cauliflower with the hot sauce. Be gentle so that the breading doesn’t come off.
  12. Properly sauced cauliflowers!
  13. Spread out on the baking sheet again. Now is the time to sprinkle on any blue cheese you may wish to melt on the cauliflowers.
  14. Remove from the oven after about another 20 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!


  • I’ll be honest.  This recipe tastes great.  It’s not that far off from an actual boneless chicken wing.  But what the heck is the point of making this unless it’s a Friday of Lent or you are a vegetarian?  It’s not like we’re subbing cauliflower for prime rib.  Chicken is pretty healthy as-is. 

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