Monday, 2 February 2015

Cauliflower Wings

As a vegetarian there are certain things that you just become envious of, one of those things are chicken wings. There is something comforting about watching your friends dip into a bucket and eat. Whilst my vegetarian alternative does not have to be served in a bucket but if you feel like it you can. This recipe also turned out to be vegan, I never intentionally make vegan dishes as I have a long standing love affair with all things dairy but occasionally it happens, this is a good thing as my younger sister has recently defected from dairy and ventured down a vegan path and it is good to know that I can feed her.

I served my wings with the BBQ Sauce that I made in a previous post.

A correction has to be made. It was pointed out to me in the comment box that honey is not vegan. I hold my hands up and declare that I thought bees were insects not animals and yes I would make an utterly lousy vegan. I am sorry if I have offended anyone but think about what my poor vegan sister has to put up with, the endless questions alone, and cut me some slack. Thank you to Zola for pointing outmy mistake and giving me the opportunity to aplogise and correct.

you will need;

for the marinade - 
1cup cider vinegar 
2 spring onions, sliced
3tbsp soy sauce 
3tbsp lemon juice
3tsp mixed herbs
2 cloves garlic 
1tbsp honey (or vegan alternative)

1 head cauliflower
cassava flour 
oil for frying 

  1. Begin  by mixing all of the marinade ingredients together. Next cut your cauliflower head up into 'wing' sized pieces about 2 bites depending on the size of your mouth.
  2. Place the cauliflower wings into the marinade. Leave them for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight if you can be patient. You will need to stir the mixture around every so often to make sure all of the cauliflower is evenly marinated.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan, around 1/2 an inch deep. Put your cassava flour onto a plate and take a marinated cauliflower piece into it and evenly coat before frying until golden brown. As the 'wings' are wet from the marinade you don't need to coat in beaten egg so you can keep the recipe vegan if you need to.


  1. Vegan... except for the honey. Maple syrup, agave nectar or golden syrup would be vegan alternatives.

    1. thank you I am an idiot a correction has been made x

  2. Vegan... except for the honey. Maple syrup, agave nectar or golden syrup would be vegan alternatives.