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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bang Bang Cauliflower

I am really lucky that I have a family that loves vegetables.  My husband has been on a cauliflower kick lately, which works for if only I could get him to eat more salad ;-) Baby steps!

I came across a recipe for Bang Bang Cauliflower online and I thought, what the heck is this?! But of course, the "bang bang" caught my eye, as well as a new way to prepare cauliflower.  Here is my version of the recipe:

Awesome flavor on this califlower variation
1 head cauliflower, cut into florettes and washed
5 tablespoons cornstarch
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons light coconut milk
1 cup panko
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons (approx) vegetable oil
Green onions for garnish

1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/8 cup thai chili sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar

In a small bowl, prepare sauce and set aside.

Put the cut cauliflower into a large bowl.  Sprinkle the cornstarch over the cauliflower, and toss to coat.

In a second (small) bowl, mix together the egg whites and coconut milk.

In a third (small) bowl, mix together panko, garlic, powder, salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium.

While oil is heating, start taking the pieces of cauliflower, dip them in the egg & milk bowl, and then dip in the panko bowl.  Once dipped, place cauliflower into the heated skillet.  Repeat until all the cauliflower is in the skillet.  Reduce the heat in the skillet at this point to a medium-low.

Brown all sides of the cauliflower and once the cauliflower is cooked to your liking, remove cauliflower from skillet and put back into the large bowl.  If there is still oil, you may wish to place the cauliflower on paper towls to blot out any extra oil before putting back into the large bowl.

Once all the cauliflower is back in the big bowl, pour on the sauce and and stir to coat the cauliflower.  Add green onions for garnish and stir immediately.  Note - this uses a full head of cauliflower, so there is a LOT, you may want to adjust the recipe accordingly.

While out four year old was not a fan (there was too much spice for him), my husband and I were addicted.  It was hard to stop eating the cauliflower.  The subtle spice kept pulling up back in!  Needless to say, we got our veggie fill for dinner.  Because I made the recipe with the full head of cauliflower we did have lots leftover - next time I would probably half the recipe and use the other half to steam and "baby bullet" for our baby.

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  1. Now that you've tried it and agreed - I think I need to try it! I love all things cauliflower.. I also saw it online and was tempted.

  2. This sounds great! I will definitely make this - love that it uses coconut milk! Oh, so good for you. I think I will try using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil for the frying. I keep reading about its many health benefits.

    1. We had a nutritionist speak at the preschool last night who also spoke about coconut oil, I will have to look into it too - thanks!! I hope you like the recipe :-)

  3. Love the addition of coconut milk! Glad you liked the recipe


  4. Love it! I'm on a roasted cauliflower kick right now, so this would be a good little change up. Thanks!

  5. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

    1. Thank you for the invitation! I'm all linked up, and following you too! Have a great day!

  6. Thank you for linking up to Show your Stuff!

    1. Thanks for hosting, and thanks for coming by my blog!

  7. Mmm! That sounds really tasty! I'm not usually a cauliflower fan, but that would be worth a try! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for hosting your party. Have a great day!

  8. Looks yummy! I think this may even get the boys to eat their cauliflower :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    1. You're welcome - thanks for hosting! And hopefully your boys will like it! Have a great day!

  9. Love the name of the recipe and your blog. Your newest follower! Can you please post at my Taste This Thursday party!?

    1. Thanks so much Jonnique! And thanks for the invite, I've linked up!

  10. I've finally been able to try this. This was by far the best NEW recipe I've tried. My kids were eating as fast as I could get them out of the pan. They helped me cook. I thought I had thai chili sauce, but didn't. So my older son, who was making the sauce, used Teriyaki sauce instead. YUMMMM!!!! I am now, they said! Yay me!! Thank you for sharing.
    PS. They ate all of it before my husband got home. Ooops!

    1. I am so glad to hear it Dee! Fun that your kids were involved in the cooking process too. I guess you'll just have to make it again to make it up to your husband :-) THANKS so much for the feedback! Have a super day!


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