When it comes to sports, I’m more of a hockey gal than football. And that applies to all iterations of hockey (field, ice, indoor). There’s just something about it that appeals to me. Still, I can usually get down with football once or twice a year. Games in person are always fun and when the Super Bowl is on TV, I’m likely to watch.
And of course, indulge in a lot of snacks. Even if you aren’t a football fan, the Super Bowl is a perfect time to celebrate and eat lots of fun and delicious foods. We always do something standard, like hot dogs. But this year, we are adding these buffalo cauliflower bites to the menu.
I stumbled across these babies while looking for some vegetarian football foods for an article I was writing. Everyone has wings or burgers. But there is something to be said for vegetarian items that are equally as traditional and satisfying, right? I’ll admit, I was skeptical. Cauliflower does not equal chicken wings. But I was more than pleasantly surprised by the result. I couldn’t tell the different. These bites were hefty and spicy, perfect when dunked into a pile of blue cheese dressing. You wouldn’t miss the meat. I’m partially convinced that you could sub them out for regular chicken wings and no one would know the difference. I’d suggest, however, holding that experiment for another time. You’d likely insight a riot. That being said, consider adding them to your Super Bowl spread for a new twist.
What are your favorite game day foods?
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- ¾ cup buffalo sauce
- 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, water and spices. Toss the cauliflower pieces in the batter to get completely coated.
- Lay the pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
- Combine melted butter and buffalo sauce until well mixed.
- Place the cauliflower in a large bowl. Toss with buffalo mixture then place back on the baking sheet.
- Bake 5 additional minutes. Serve with blue cheese dressing.
Recipe slightly adapted from Skinnytaste