Cauliflower Bites

These bites are inspired by chicken bites that I always see at Super Bowl parties .  I wanted to create an alternative for vegans and gluten free folks . This recipe is all about the sauce , it is finger licking good. That’s how we eat it. Enjoy them and make sure you keep a paper towel handy .

Ingredients

For the cauliflower Bites 

 1 cup all purpose flour or GF all purpose flour 

 1 tablespoon cornstarch

 1 tea spoon chilly powder 

1 tea spoon salt

  2 pounds cauliflower 

1 12 ounce ginger beer 

  Oil for frying 

 

 For the sauce 

 2 tablespoon coconut oil 

12 ounces of red enchilada sauce or red chilly sauce  ( any store brand that’s your favorite )

1 tea spoon sriracha

3-4 dashes of vegan Worcestershire sauce ( this is also available GF)

Directions

1. Clean cauliflower and cut the florets to medium size. 
2. Heat up the oil for deep frying on a medium heat. Combine flour,cornstarch,salt  to a mixing bowl.
3. Mix and pour in the ginger beer ,whisking as you go , little by little as needed and make it a thin but still thick enough to coat lump free batter. The consistency has to be medium and not too thick or very runny. Adjust salt as needed by tasting the batter.
5. Add the Cauliflower  florets to the batter in batches, coat them well.
6. When the oil turns hot enough, drop the florets one by one in the oil. The flame has to be medium initially and should be increased slightly as more cauliflower is added.
7. Reduce the flame to medium and fry until the florets turn golden and crisp. Keep stirring in between for even frying. Transfer them to a palte with kitchen tissue that would absorb the excess oil.
 
To make the sauce :
8.  Combine the coconut oil , enchilada sauce , siracha and worchetershire sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt, mix it together and cook a little ,while stirring  .Cook on a medium heat until the sauce thickens ( 3-4min )
9.Turn  the stove off  and check the taste. If needed you can adjust the salt .
10.Transfer the fried cauliflower to a  large bowl and pour on the sauce and toss the bites to coat it well .

11.Heat the oven to 325 f and put the caulliflower on the pan and bake for 5 to 10 min .​

12.Serve it piping hot !! 

 

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