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Recipe for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 1 hr to make this recipe. The Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe should make enough food for 8 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for the basket and cauliflower florets
  • 1 small head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into even 3/4-inch-florets (4 cups)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs seasoned with Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs seasoned with Pecorino Romano
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce
  • Diced chives, for serving
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for serving

Directions for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  1. Spray the basket of a 6-quart air fryer with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Arrange the cauliflower on a baking sheet and set up a breading station next to it: Fill one shallow bowl with the Parmesan breadcrumbs, another shallow bowl with the panko breadcrumbs and third shallow bowl with the eggs and milk. Whisk together the eggs and milk together until combined.
  3. Working with several cauliflower florets at a time, roll them in the egg mixture until fully coated, shake off excess egg, then roll them in the Parmesan breadcrumbs until fully coated. Roll them in the egg mixture a second time, shaking off excess egg, and finally, roll them in the panko breadcrumbs until fully coated. Transfer the breaded pieces back to the baking sheet. Repeat until all the cauliflower florets are breaded.
  4. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
  5. Pick up each cauliflower floret and spray it all over with nonstick spray, making sure to coat every nook and cranny. Arrange some of the florets in a single layer in the air fryer basket without touching (you will probably have to work in two batches). Air fry the florets, flipping them once, until golden and crispy, about 12 minutes. Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm. Air fry the remaining cauliflower.
  6. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large, shallow microwave-safe bowl, about 1 minute. Whisk in the hot sauce. Add the cauliflower to the bowl and toss to combine with the hot sauce until fully coated.
  7. For the crispiest results, serve the bites immediately sprinkled with chives with the dressing alongside. As the bites sit, they’ll become slightly less crispy, just like wings, but they’ll still be just as tasty.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Cauliflower – Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae (or Mustard) family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd” (with a similar appearance to cheese curd). The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem. Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds as the edible portion. Brassica oleracea also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale, collectively called “cole” crops, though they are of different cultivar groups.
  • Appetizer – An hors d’oeuvre (/ɔːr ˈdɜːrv(rə)/ or DURV(-rə); French: hors-d’œuvre (listen)), appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine. Some hors d’oeuvres are served cold, others hot. Hors d’oeuvres may be served at the dinner table as a part of the meal, or they may be served before seating, such as at a reception or cocktail party. Formerly, hors d’oeuvres were also served between courses.Typically smaller than a main dish, an hors d’oeuvre is often designed to be eaten by hand.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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