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buffalo cauliflower with blue cheese and chives in a mini deep fryer basket

Air Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


Description

These buffalo cauliflower bites are a HUGE party hit! They’re super crispy and perfectly tangy with just the right amount of heat. Plus, with only 5 grams of net carbs, this recipe is 100% keto baby!


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Ingredients


Instructions

BREADING

  1. Place the pork rinds in a food processor* and pulse until fine and crumbly (will resemble panko bread crumbs).
  2. Add thyme, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cracked pepper, and baking powder to pork rinds and mix until well combined. 
  3. Divide the mixture into two bowls and set aside.

COATING

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs.
  2. Add mayo and one Tablespoon buffalo sauce.
  3. Mix together until fully incorporated and set aside. 

CAULIFLOWER

  1. Cut the cauliflower into sizeable florets. 
  2. One-by-one, place the cauliflower in the coating mixture and cover all sides evenly with a spoon. 
  3. Pull cauliflower out of the coating and allow excess to drain off. Place coated cauliflower in one of the breading bowls. 
  4. With a dry hand, pull breading from the other bowl and cover all sides of the cauliflower with breading. 
  5. Spray air fryer basket with avocado oil and gently place breaded cauliflower in the basket.*
  6. Cook at 400° for 20 minutes.*
  7. While cauliflower is cooking, prepare buffalo sauce and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
  8. Once cauliflower has finished cooking, toss florets in 2 Tablespoons of buffalo sauce.*

BUFFALO SAUCE

  1. Bring a small saucepan to medium heat. Add butter.
  2. Once the butter has melted, add The New Primal Buffalo sauce.
  3. Stir together until well combined.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.

Notes

*Option to swap pork rinds with almond flour and parmesan cheese mixture. Mix 3/4 cup almond flour with 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese. Voila! 

*If you don’t own a food processor, you can always mash them with a rolling pin.

*Be careful not to overcrowd basket. For instance, don’t stack the cauliflower. This will cause an uneven cook and will likely result in soggy buffalo bites. 

*Option to bake in the oven at 425° for 20 minutes.

*I prefer to mix the buffalo sauce with the blue cheese dressing and dip the bites rather than toss them. This allows the cauliflower to stay crispier longer. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 Head Cauliflower
  • Calories: 187
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 8g
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