Baked Cauliflower Bites
It’s game day weekend, what are you serving this Sunday?
How about these breaded and baked cauliflower bites? A.k.a. cauliflower wings. Although, I mean, really.. I do not like that name for these. Sure, you can dress pieces of cauliflower up with any traditional wings flavors (and I have), but that does NOT make them wings. They are tasty as heck but they are not wings. So I’m calling them cauliflower bites. But I guess really, who cares what you call them, as long as you get to eat them!!
And have a little bonus recipe today too, for the Herby Yogurt Dip to go with these. I love these baked cauliflower bites with a dip.
Now I’ve baked these quite a few times, testing out all different flavors. I’ve tested out Thai flavors with a red curry, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime leaf and lemongrass sauce. I’ve tested the classic buffalo sauce and I’ve tested out a sriracha lime flavor. All of those tasted really good, but this one is still my favorite.
I like the lightly seasoned breading in this recipe. It gives just a little crunch. The bigger pieces could seem a bit dry but I think they’re really good with dip. Just cut your cauliflower pieces bite-sized to avoid any dry tasting bites.
I’ve baked cauliflower pieces covered in yogurt (not bad) and covered in homemade mayo (soggy), but this way still comes back as the best – they cook up perfectly. The cauliflower bites soften a bit, but still have a really good texture and chew to them. My vegetarian teenage daughter likes them too.
I’ve eaten cauliflower just about every way there is, and I gotta say, I’ll keep making this.
Not like my cauliflower pizza crust of 2015…. Let’s not even talk about that.
Enjoy your weekend, enjoy the game (or just the food 😉 …. )
Baked Breaded Cauliflower Bites
Lightly bread and bake cauliflower bites, a.k.a. cauliflower wings.
- ½ small head of cauliflower trimmed into bite sized pieces
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 F. Place a wire baking rack on top of a cookie sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and hot sauce.
In another small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper.
With each piece of cauliflower, cover it first in egg and then in the bread crumbs, pushing the bread crumbs on so they stick, if you need too.
Place breaded cauliflower on the baking rack covered cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, flip then bake another 15 minutes.
Serve with the herby yogurt dip, if desired.
Herby Yogurt Dip
- 1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- squeeze fresh lime juice
Mix all ingredients together and then refrigerate until needed.
Baked Cauliflower Bites
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