So, I basically ate a whole head of cauliflower the day I made these. I have a love affair with buffalo sauce. I will basically eat anything doused in buffalo sauce. Interestingly, I am not that into chicken wings, one of the most common buffalo sauce carriers. So this is the perfect recipe for me…vegetables smothered in buffalo wing sauce. You just can’t feel that guilty about eating a bunch of buffalo-laden CAULIFLOWER! I mean, seriously! It’s a vegetable!
Plus, there are numerous heath benefits to cauliflower:
- chock full of Vitamin C and manganese, which are antioxidants
- high in fiber
- good source of folic acid and potassium
- low in carbohydrate
Cauliflower is a meaty vegetable too, so it’s quite satisfying. Meat-lovers will not be duped into thinking this is meat, but I think they will enjoy them too. These have a good kick to them. You could leave out the Sriracha if you’re not that into heat. But I think you can handle the heat.
- 3 egg whites
- ½ cup flour
- dash of salt and pepper
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
- ⅔ c. Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing sauce
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Whisk egg whites and flour together. Dredge the cauliflower in the batter and place on a lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, flipping the cauliflower halfway through.
- Meanwhile, combine Frank's Red Hot, olive oil, paprika, and Sriracha
- Toss baked cauliflower in the sauce and return to the cookie sheet.
- Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
These would be great for tailgating too! What better place to bring something slathered in buffalo sauce?! I will be doing some tailgating myself this weekend. We are headed to South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame for the University of Michigan v. Notre Dame football game. These teams are great rivals and this is the last time they are scheduled to play in the foreseeable future.
Michigan is my alma mater, so I bleed maize and blue. But there is this teensy tiny little problem. My husband went to Notre Dame, so in the football world, we are mortal enemies. Let’s just say when our football teams play, it is not the finest day in our relationship.
There have been bets. There have been unfulfilled bets. The unfulfilled bets have generated some serious animosity.
Let’s hope we both return alive.
At the very least, we will have eaten our veggies for the day.