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Gochujang maple cauliflower wings

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 snackers
Course Appetizer, snacks, wings


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into bite sized florets

Cauliflower Batter

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup water

Gochujang Maple Sauce

  • 6 tbsp gochujang paste
  • 4 tbs soy sauce low sodium
  • 4 tbs maple syrup Honey works
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced


  • 1 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  • Let's start with the oil. Pour about 3-4 cups of oil into a large, high walled pot. You want about 2 inches of oil. Slowly bring up the temperate of the oil to 375F. While oil is heating, let's kick on to the rest of the prep.
  • Break apart your cauliflower into bite sized florets. I like smaller florets as it results in a more crispy bite.
  • In a large bowl whisk together rice flour, corn starch, salt, and onion powder. Then crack in the egg and pour in the water. Whisk until smooth. You want the consistency of a loose pancake batter. If it seems too thick add in a tbs of water. Too runny? Add in a tbs of rice flour.
  • Next the sauce. In a small sauce pan add in the gochujang, soy, rice wine vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, and ginger. Place over medium low heat. Stir regularly until everything combines.
  • OK, frying time. Before you start grab a baking sheet and line it with paper towel. Now dip the cauliflower florets into the batter. I do this one of two at a time. Remove from batter and allow excess to drain off. Gently drop the battered cauliflower into the oil and allow to fry until a deep brown. The longer you can wait, the crispier it will be. Do not over crowd the pot as it will drop the temperature of the oil.
  • Once you have fried all of the cauliflower place in a bowl, season with salt, and then pour over the warmed gochujang sauce. Toss the cauliflower bites until fully covered.
  • Place coated cauliflower bites onto plate or in a bowl and top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy with a cold beer if that is your thing.
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Keyword cauliflower, wings