It’s that time of year again…time for the Super Bowl! As usual, I, along with all other Philadelphia fans, am still recovering from the heartache/migraine (to put it mildly) that was the regular season and pretending that I totally believe my own lies when I say that next year will be different. To be fair, the Eagles were so bad this year that it would just be impressive if they got any worse (but don’t get any ideas, boys).
In the meantime, I’m happy to sit back and watch some (hopefully) good football. Add in fun commercials and a free concert (with a Beyonce appearance!), and it should be an enjoyable Sunday evening all around. As part of my annual tradition, I approach the Super Bowl with one big goal in mind: eat lots of tasty food.
This year, I decided to try a recipe that I’ve seen floating around a bit. I know buffalo wings are the big game day snack, but since I don’t eat them, I tried to make my own version of the spicy treats. These buffalo cauliflower bites are absolutely delightful! They are crispy, spicy, and perfectly pair with a creamy sauce or dressing. Almost good enough to make you forget that your own team, once again, did not make the playoffs this year.
What will you be eating on game day?
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Adapted from Popsugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup water
3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
1 cup hot sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 450F
1. Whisk together the flour, water, and garlic in a large bowl until smooth. Toss the cauliflower florets into the flour mixture until each piece is coated evenly.
2. Spread the cauliflower onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, toss, then bake for another 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, mix together the hot sauce and olive oil. When the cauliflower is done baking, remove from the oven and drizzle the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower. Toss to coat evenly, then bake again for another 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli is crispy.
4. Allow cauliflower to cool for 10 minutes, then serve with your favorite ranch dip.