Mouthwatering easy sticky cauliflower wings

sticky cauliflower with sesame

Well Well… who knew a plain old boring cauliflower could turn into something so delicious and sinful in taste? The sticky sesame cauliflower wings taste just like that.

I don’t know about you, but it took me 35 years of my life before I started to appreciate — and even love cauliflower.

Before that, I didn’t even give cauliflower a second glance.

My childhood cauliflower – the boiled kind

My experience with cauliflower is boiled served with porkchops or a dry ham. That is how my mother served cauliflower in my childhood home, and I never looked back on cauliflower.

Until now.cauliflower fall roots

Cook cauliflower hundreds of ways

Never just a book by its cover – because I have never come across a more exciting and versatile vegetable.

Eat it raw, bake it in the oven, steam it, mash it, boil it.

You can subsitute it for bread, pizza dough, rice, make it in sushi, the sky is the limit

Cauliflower is the new potato. Treat it as such and make mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potato and save the calories. Or bake is in a casserolle. You can make cauliflower mac and cheese, cauliflower tots, honey-garlic cauliflower, cauliflower brownies, cauliflower popcorn, cauliflower breadsticks. And the list goes on. For ideas, head over to my cauliflower board on Pinterest.

Yummy cauliflower wings is a fast favorite

And this recipe – sticky sesame cauliflower wings is a fast favorite in my house.

sticky cauliflower

As the matter of fact my husband said after his first mouthful: “I think the food is poisonous honey. Better leave it to me to eat the rest!”

It takes no more than 30 minutes – and you can eat it with rice, a green salad, or both.

I was inspired to make this recipe from the great foodblogger Connoisseurusveg.

However instead of soy/almond milk I used regular milk. So if you desire a vegan version, you should make the sticky cauliflower with soy or almond milk. Instead of sesameoil I used regular oil, whatever was in my cupboard. (It’s cheaper too…..)

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Mouthwatering easy sticky cauliflower wings
The sticky cauliflower is baked in stead of fried, and is a cheap fix for Chinese cravings. Serve this - and I promise even meatlovers and kids will love it!
sticky cauliflower
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 minutes
sticky cauliflower
  1. Start by preparing the rice to cook in either a rice cooker or on the stove
  2. Preheat oven to 450 F (225 C)
  3. In a medium-large roasting pan, coat the buttom with the oil. Divide the cauliflower into florets.
  4. Mix milk, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Dip the florets one by one in the bowl and lay the florets on the pan. Arrange in one layer. Put the pan in the oven and bake for ten minutes.
  5. While the cauliflower is baking: Take a small pot and make a mixture of soy sauce, syrup, chili, vinegar, garlic and ginger. Place over medium heat and allow it to simmer in about seven minutes. Stir cornstarch and water together until the cornstarch is dissolved to avoid lumps, and add to the mixture. Allow to simmer until the mixture is thick and then remove from heat.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and flip the cauliflower florets. brush the florets with oil and put the pan back in the oven to bake for another five minutes.
  7. While the florets are baking, chop the scallions.
  8. Remove pan from the oven and cover them with the soy sauce mixture. Put the pan back in the oven and cook for about three minutes, just enough for the sauce to become sticky.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and cover the florets with sesame seeds. Serve over rice and drizzle with scallions.
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