Roasted Sriracha Cauliflower Bites from Thug Kitchen

2 heads cauliflower
1/2 cup flour
*see notes
1/2 cup water
2 tsp oil
*see notes
1/2 cup Sriracha
or other similar style hot sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 tsp soy sauce
or tamari
1 whole cucumber
cut in to finger-long sticks
creamy vegan 'blue cheese' dip
see recipe
  • baking sheet
With a snack like this, everybody f*cking wins. Buffalo bites with bones are a waste of flavor space and snacking time. Make some spicy cauliflower bites for your next party and double your snacking efficiency.
Crank your oven to 450. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet. Chop up your cauliflower into little trees no bigger than your thumb.
Whisk together flour (*all-purpose, whole wheat, or brown rice flour all work ... use what you got) and water in a big bowl until a batter forms with no chunks. Did you already f*ck up and it's all chunky? Start that sh*t over again. Toss in the cauliflower and mix it around until all the pieces look a little coated. Spread the cauliflower out on the baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Mix those f*ckers around halfway through roasting so all the sides get a little love.
Make the hot sauce. In a small saucepan, mix the oil (*olive oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed all are cool), Sriracha, vinegar, and soy sauce. Heat over low heat until the sauce is warm but not bubbling. Turn off the heat and leave it alone.
Make the creamy vegan 'blue cheese' dip from FD recipe files.
After 15 minutes in the oven, dump the cauliflower back in a big bowl and toss it with the hot sauce mixture from the stovetop. Make sure everything is coated. Drop those mother*ckers back on the baking sheet, leaving the extra sauce in the bowl, and roast for another 3 minutes just so everything is warm and delicious.
Serve hot or at room temperature with cucumber sticks and vegan cheese sauce on the side.
Thug Kitchen Cookbook is a must-have, favorite coffee table book at camps. Besides the sheer entertainment value, the recipes are all amazing. They are simple, easy to follow, big on flavor and all plant-based. Warning: if colorful language offends you, this might not be the book for you.

In the book, they serve these cauliflower bites with a peanut dipping sauce. It's a great flavor combo and you can use our peanut sauce recipe as well. We have paired it here with a creamy vegan 'blue cheese' dip to play on the classic buffalo wings combo. We like it served up with celery sticks too.