Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Air-Fried

 


I love cauliflower and this is a new and unexpected twist on cauliflower. Air-Fried a little cayenne pepper and ranch dressing for dipping. 


1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1½-inch florets
8 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 c. cayenne pepper sauce (like Frank's Wing Sauce), plus more for dipping
1 1/2 c. almond flour or breadcrumbs
2 tsp. no-salt seasoning (optional)
1 c. ranch dressing, for dipping or as needed



Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature and then turn it off. Alternatively, turn it to a “keep warm” setting.

Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter and cayenne pepper sauce to combine, then pour the sauce over the cauliflower. Mix everything together well.
 
In a separate large bowl or large resealable plastic bag, combine the almond flour or breadcrumbs and seasoning (if using). Transfer the cauliflower to the bowl or bag with the breading. Use tongs or a slotted spoon so you don’t end up pouring in extra sauce. Toss (or shake) the cauliflower to coat it in the breading.
Transfer half of the coated cauliflower to your air fryer, using both the bottom and upper racks to avoid overcrowding.

Set the air fryer to 350º and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cauliflower is golden brown and cooked through, but not mushy.

Place the cooked cauliflower on a sheet pan in the oven to keep warm. Continue to cook the remaining cauliflower in the air fryer.
 
To make the buffalo ranch dipping sauce, add your desired amount of wing sauce to the ranch dressing, to taste. Serve the buffalo cauliflower with the dipping sauce.

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