I’ve been making variations of these wings for most of my adult life. They are epic! While I recently doused them in teriyaki sauce, I’ve created both BBQ and buffalo cauli wings from this same recipe. More on the sauce – I’ve included an option here for a homemade teriyaki, but let’s be real, sometimes I use store bought. *gasp* There is no shame in my game. That is what I love about recipes like this: they are customizable AF and can be easily tweaked to meet both your needs and your pantry ingredients.
- 1 small-medium head cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour (GF option: rice flour works well)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
- 1 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper
- 2-3 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup orange juice (store bought or freshly squeezed)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ginger, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger powder)
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch
- Additional 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit. Opt for parchment paper, foil, or a silicone baking mat to line the baking sheet. Lightly coat with vegetable oil/ spritz with oil spray.
- Combine flour, milk, and seasonings in large bowl. Mix until no lumps are detected. This should be a smooth, runny batter.
- Add cauliflower florets to the mixture. Coat lightly but evenly.
- Assemble on baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip florets and return to oven for additional 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
- Lightly toss with teriyaki sauce and serve!
Teriyaki Sauce Instructions:
- Combine soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, orange juice, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
- In a separate bowl, create a slurry by combining corn starch with 1/4 cup water. Mix until dissolved. Add to the saucepan.
- Continue to heat over medium until the sauce thickens.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and red pepper flakes for extra color and deliciousness.
- Serve as a yummy shareable appetizer or side dish. If using the plated method, count this as your grain/ starch due to the batter.
- For crispier wings, pan fry in oil.