Bang Bang Cauliflower

February 10, 2021
0 Ratings
Photo by bigdeliciouslife
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Crispy, crunchy oven baked cauliflower bites with a sweet and spicy Bang Bang sauce. This cauliflower is BANGIN'! This recipe was inspired by Bang Bang Shrimp which is a popular restaurant appetizer at many places including Steak48 and Bonefish Grill. —bigdeliciouslife

What You'll Need
  • Crispy Breaded Cauliflower
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch florets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or other neutral oil
  • Bang Bang Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  1. Crispy Breaded Cauliflower
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil over medium heat. Add panko breadcrumbs to hot oil and toast for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Once the crumbs look golden, quickly remove them from the heat and transfer to a plate to cool completely. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a large bowl, beat egg, whisk in flour, 1 tbsp mayonnaise, 2 tsp Sriracha, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder and buttermilk.
  5. Add cauliflower florets to bowl and toss with a spatula or spoon until everything is thoroughly coated, making sure to get the marinade into all the nooks and crannies.
  6. Dredge the coated cauliflower florets in the cooled panko breadcrumbs, pressing gently to make sure crumbs adhere to all sides.
  7. Place breaded cauliflower, evenly spaced, apart onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-22 minutes until cauliflower is cooked through.
  1. Bang Bang Sauce
  2. While the cauliflower is in the oven, make the Bang Bang sauce. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp Sriracha and juice of half a lime.
  3. When the cauliflower comes out of the oven, serve immediately with Bang Bang sauce drizzled over the top or on the side for dipping.

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meganvt01 February 17, 2021
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