Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vegetarian Buffalo "Wings"

You don't even miss the chicken!

I'd like to start off by saying that I'm not Vegetarian (or Vegan for that matter), but I do like veggies and I don't mind skipping meat most of the time. My buddy, Lauren, once decided she wanted to try being Vegan for a month and I joined her. It was not easy, but I learned a lot of fun recipes and I only really REALLY missed cheese. Real cheese. I tried the Vegan stuff and it was just slimy and not the right consistency. Maybe it's evolved since the last time I tried it...but OH the real stuff is so good.

Anyway, I found this recipe on Pinterest (where else?) and it originally comes from PETA. The only adaptation we made was to use fat free milk instead of water or soy milk...for no particular reason.

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

1 cup fat free milk
1 cup flour (any kind will work—even gluten-free!)
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 head of cauliflower, chopped into golf ball sized pieces
1 cup buffalo or hot sauce (sounds like a lot, but you'll need it)
1 Tbsp. olive oil

-Preheat oven to 450*F.
- Combine the milk, flour and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.
- Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 18 minutes.
- While the cauliflower is baking, combine your buffalo sauce and olive oil in a small bowl.
- Pour the hot sauce mixture over the baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 5-8 minutes.
- Serve with ranch dressing and celery sticks. Yum!
Makes 4 servings (we could barely finish half a serving!)
So filling!
I think this recipe is awesome! We just ate half of what is on the plate and are incredibly satisfied. The buffalo sauce was great and you can't even tell you're not eating chicken. Maybe next time we will try another sauce just to change it up. I am hoping that these will be good as leftovers because we have a LOT left. And I don't even miss cheese right now. :)


  1. just attempted these tonight, (though in a rather experimental style due to italy's lack of sauces), and they were great - very filling like you said! xoxo

    1. Awesome! Jason and I did a chicken breast version tonight and it was YUM-tastic. :) I almost prefer the cauliflower one though...