Buttermilk Popcorn Cauliflower

You can find lots of recipes online for chicken wings made with cauliflower. Here’s a popcorn chicken recipe with cauliflower. (You can also make it with cut up Gardein chicken scallopini, Beyond Chicken strips, Trader Joe’s chicken strips, etc)

Cauliflower florets, popcorn chicken sized


1/2 cube Not-Chicken Bouillon

1/2 cup vegan buttermilk

1/3 cup Trader Joe’s veggie broth

2 tbs butter

1 tbs miso

1/2 tsp soy sauce

1/4 tsp liquid smoke

1 tbs Nutritional Yeast

1 tbs Rosemary

1/2 tbs Paprika

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbs Old Bay

1 tsp white sesame seeds

1 tsp Sage


Follow Your Heart “egg


Plain breadcrumbs

Some cornmeal

Fresh ground black pepper

Spices from marinade
Dipping sauce:

1/4 cup Ketchup

2 tbs Canola oil

1 tbs Just mayo

2 drops tabasco

Smoked salt
Cut cauliflower into popcorn chicken sized bits

In small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and dissolve bouillon cube in water. Combine butter bouillon mixture with the rest of the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Mix all marinade ingredients well and pour into a ziploc bag with the cauliflower florets. Massage bag and marinate in fridge at least a day.

In a shallow, wide bowl or tray, prep Follow Your Heart egg according to package instructions. In another tray, prep breading mixture. In a third tray, pour a bunch of flour. Strain florets (don’t rinse!). Roll in flour, dredge in FYH egg, roll in breading mixture and fry. Shake some more kosher salt over the chicken right when you take out of of the fryer. It’s good to salt things while they’re hot.

My dredging station

Fry in peanut+canola oil blend

Make dipping sauce by whisking all ingredients with a fork.


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