Pizza and Wings!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Not traditional pizza and wings but something a little different. You know me and my need to make everything just a little different :). 

I finally tried cauliflower pizza crust again! I had tried it a few months ago and it definitely wasn't anything that you could pick up and eat with your hands. This recipe was much better! I basically used this recipe from Detoxinista for the pizza crust but instead of soft goat cheese, I used 1 cup of shredded mozzarella. Spoiler alert: The secret to a great cauliflower pizza crust is squeezing ALL the liquid out of the cooked cauliflower!! I will definitely be making cauliflower pizza crust again! 


The wings... oh the wings... mmmm... 

You have probably heard me say many times that the food that I craved ALL.THE.TIME during my pregnancy with Claire was Applebee's boneless buffalo wings. Thankfully I didn't burn myself out on the perfect spiciness of buffalo sauce and still love the tangy heat! 

When I saw this recipe at Clean Green Simple for Cauliflower Buffalo Wings I knew that I had to try it! I have made this a few times and have adapted the recipe quite a bit to make it just how I like it! This recipe is awesome... no need for Applebee's wings again! 

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Ingredients:
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 5 Tbsp Frank's Red Hot sauce
Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine flour, water, and a few dashes of the Frank's
  3. Dip all cauliflower pieces into the batter and place onto a baking stone or sheet
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stir, bake for another 20 minutes, stir, bake for another 10-15 minutes until desired doneness is reached
  5. While cauliflower is cooking, combine melted butter with hot sauce
  6. Remove cauliflower from oven and brush each piece with sauce mixture
  7. Return to oven and cook for another 5-10 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and brush with a little more of the sauce mixture
  9. Serve and enjoy! 
Notes: 

1. I prefer my cauliflower to be really well done so that it is soft on the inside. The extra cooking time makes these taste more like wings and less like cauliflower. Feel free to cut the cooking time down a bit if you prefer it less well done! 

2. You will probably have sauce mixture left over, store it in the fridge and make more buffalo cauliflower later on in the week! 


5 comments:

Jenny said...

um so yum! I am totally making this for dinner tonight. I was craving some pizza and I have a bunch of cauliflower! :) I will let you know what we think!

Keri said...

The pizza crust is definitely still a bit cauliflowery tasting! I hope you guys like it!

Jenny said...

Hey Keri! We made both and first I made the wings, which were super yummy, except I couldn't get mine crispy enough so I have to work on that...then I made the pizza, WOW! I only had cheddar cheese so I decided to make it a BBQ pizza (just BBQ sauce & cheese) It was awesome! Both of the boys ate it all up. I only used about 1/2 a cauliflower since it was just the 3 of us and I wasn't sure how we'd like it. I made the perfect size for us. When Jim is here it would have been necessary to at least double the batch. I had no idea how much cauliflower I would need, like 2 whole things. I will definitely be using these recipes again. Maybe the BBQ sauce hid the cauliflower taste, but we couldn't taste it one bit! Thanks for sharing!

Keri said...

That is a great idea to do cheddar cheese and bbq sauce! I will totally try that next time!

KMom said...

um so yum is right!
I am lucky enough I got to sample her treats! So YUMMY!

 
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