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Buffalo Cauliflower Florets

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First off, I am not going to say that buffalo cauliflower in any way tastes like buffalo wings or buffalo chicken. I am going to say, though, that if you like buffalo anything, this is a good one to enjoy. The buffalo flavour is there without the fat of chicken wings and if you aren’t really a cauliflower fan, this fixes that, also. The cauliflower doesn’t taste very much like cauliflower when all is said and done. 🙂

These are a great way to get some extra vegetables into your life and that can only be a good thing.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets (I cheated and bought a bag of precut cauliflower from Costco – I used about 3/4 of it)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water (might be good with beer!)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce – you know I used Frank’s
  • cooking spray
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for all the dipping

(Note: you can mix the hot sauce with 2 TB of butter to make it ‘wing’ sauce but I’m not a fan so I don’t. You do you, though – your kitchen, your rules!)

I made this in the air fryer and did not pre-heat (I know! I’m a rebel!)

Mix the flour, garlic powder, water, paprika and pepper until it’s a smooth batter. I did not add salt as there is plenty in the hot sauce and in the dressing, but feel free.

Dump the cauliflower florets into the batter and mix around to coat.

Spray the pan or racks that you are using to bake these with the vegetable spray (believe me, these will stick if you don’t)…if you are baking in the oven, you could use silpats or parchment paper instead.

Take the florets out of the batter and place on the pan or racks. Bake at 400F (in the air fryer) for about 10 minutes, flip and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.

Take all the florets and dip them into your hot sauce or hot sauce & butter mixture then put back into the air fryer at 400F until they start to brown.

Serve them hot with ranch or blue cheese dressing. These will keep in the fridge and I liked them cold 🙂

I imagine you could crisp them up in the air fryer for a couple of minutes – just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn – but I’m betting they won’t be as good as they were fresh. Don’t heat in the microwave – the floppiness would be pretty off-putting.

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