• 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 lb/750 g)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely shredded 3 year old cheddar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) buffalo sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter, melted

Cheese Crusted Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

A white speckled serving dish with cheese crusted cauliflower wings, on a wooden table


  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, garlic powder and salt. Whisk in milk until smooth and consistency of thin pancake batter; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450 F (232 C).
  • Cut cauliflower into bite-sized (wing size) pieces removing tough stems and leaves. Add cauliflower pieces to batter and stir gently to coat well.
  • Using tongs or fingers, place cauliflower pieces on prepared pan, leaving some space among each piece. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  • ​Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and place cauliflower pieces into a large bowl. Add buffalo sauce and butter and toss well to coat. Return to baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes to set sauce. Let cool slightly before serving.

Cook's Tip: Choosing a cauliflower

Choose firm, fine, white and tight cauliflower heads with fresh, green leaves. Brown spots are probably just caused by water, but yellow-coloured marks are a sign of withering.


Calories 220
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrates 24 g
Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 730 mg
Fibre 3 g
Sugars 4 g

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