Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings and Cameron’s Lager

I mentioned in my last recipe / beer pairing that I’m awfully fond of spicy food. I also really like when cooking doesn’t take a lot of effort. This healthy, vegan recipe is super easy.

I’ve been playing around with Buffalo Cauliflower Wings since last summer – pretty happy with where I’ve got it now.

You could simplify this further by choosing just one type of flour, but I find the combination of buckwheat and whole wheat makes the batter just gluey enough, without gumming up inside the cauliflower’s little pockets.

I downed this batch with a bottle (or two) of Cameron’s Lager (5.0%); a tasty, refreshing German Pilsner that washes away the heat from the Buffalo Sauce, so each bite has all the flavour of the one before.

TIME NEEDED

About 25 minutes, start to finish

INGREDIENTS

Stage 1

1/4 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup water

Stage 2

1 head of cauliflower

Stage 3

3/4 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

OPTIONAL
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
Individual cauliflower florets
Individual cauliflower florets
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a cookie sheet with a non-stick silicone mat or parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix Stage 1 ingredients (flour & water) until batter forms
  3. Break apart the cauliflower head into individual florets, and toss around in the batter until completely covered
  4. Let excess batter drip off, then place florets on the lined cookie sheet
  5. Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping once so they cook evenly
  6. When the exterior is completely cooked, toss wings in Buffalo Sauce until completely covered
  7. Add optional ingredients, as desired
  8. Get your beer from the fridge and feast, dammit!
Cauliflower florets, tossed in buckwheat & whole wheat flour batter
Cauliflower florets, tossed in buckwheat & whole wheat flour batter
Battered florets, on a lined cookie sheet
Battered florets, on a lined cookie sheet
Battered and baked
Battered and baked
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings with Cameron's Lager
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings with Cameron’s Lager

CAMERON’S LAGER

Cameron's Lager
Cameron’s Lager

Availability: Beer Store, LCBO and Cameron’s Retail store in 341mL six-packs and 473mL tall boy cans.

Special Notes: This beer wins plenty of awards, including being crowned BeerInfo.com’s best German Pilsner in the world (2012).

ABV: 5.0%

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2 thoughts on “Buffalo Cauliflower Wings and Cameron’s Lager”

  1. Reblogged this on Schoolhouse Craft Beer and commented:
    I’m a huge fan of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and chicken wings, but I’m also a huge fan of oven roasted cauliflower. So this vegan fusion looks like an amazing thing to try! As far as beer pairing with this I would opt for either the Cameron’s Lager Dan is suggesting in here or if you want to amp up the spicy try a very hop forward American Pale Ale, like Clifford’s Pinball Wizard or Rainhard Armed and Citra.

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