Changing over to a Keto focused diet has meant embracing some foods that I wasn’t a fan of out of necessity, like cauliflower. But, not having been a prior fan of anything cauliflower related, it’s been a journey making cauliflower my friend.
To be completely honest, without mass quantities of Frank’s Red Hot, Butter, Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning, Pesto Sauce, Cheese Sauce or any version of Queso, and plain old Salt & Pepper, I would likely still be struggling with it…
I’ve had buffalo cauliflower at restaurants but never been able to replicate it at home using my oven. It has either come out overcooked or soggy. Major fail! Now that I have jumped on the #Airfryer bandwagon, I have finally managed to create a recipe at home that I’d actually serve people I like. 😉
Air Fried Buffalo Caulifower Bites
- Medium Head Cauliflower OR 1 Bag Fresh Cauliflower Florets
- 2 tsp Dried Cilantro
- 2 TBLS (or more to taste) Frank’s Red Hot or other Hot Sauce
- 2 TBLS Butter, melted
Either cut the head of cauliflower into florets or empty your bag into a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle the cilantro over the cauliflower and stir with a rubber spatula to make sure it’s evenly distributed.
Mix the Franks (or other hot sauce) and butter until well combined and pour over the cauliflower. Toss to coat the cauliflower.
Spray or brush the basket of your air fryer with olive oil.
Pour the cauliflower into the basket and close the drawer of the air fryer. Set to 400° F and set the timer to cook for 18-20 minutes, depending on how much cauliflower you have. Shake your basket every 4 minutes. If, at the end of your cooking time your cauliflower isn’t as browned as you want it (I like mine to be browned at the edges), add some more time in increments of 2 minutes.
Serve with low carb ranch dressing and carrot & celery sticks if desired. #ThisGirlLovesToEat