Crispy sesame cauliflower

How to Make Crispy Baked Sesame Cauliflower Bites

These delicious Honey Sesame Cauliflower bites are baked in seasoned breadcrumbs then tossed into a sweet sticky honey sesame sauce. This is a dish that both Vegans and Meat eaters will enjoy!

Crispy sesame cauliflower
Crispy sesame cauliflower is a great fake away Friday or Saturday night dinner.

This is hands down one of our favorite ways to eat Cauliflower. I buy them just for the sole purpose of making cauliflower bites. They taste amazing fried or baked and are a cleaver meat substitute with the added nutrients.

Although I am a meat eater, it is not uncommon for me to dabble into vegan life throughout the week. There is something special about creating tasty meatless dishes and its definitely a goal of mine.

Making Crispy Baked Cauliflower Bites

This dish is actually quite easy to make. Cut up the cauliflower into bite sizes and blanch in boiling hot water for about 25 -30 minutes.

In the meantime, create a batter from flour, vegan milk, water and seasonings. Also in a separate bowl, season the dried breadcrumbs.

Drain the cauliflower from the water and toss into the batter then put into the breadcrumbs before placing them onto a baking tray. Let them set for 5 -7 minutes before baking.

Bake in a 350F/150C oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until the coating becomes golden brown.

Making the Honey Sesame Sauce

Sesame sauce calls for simple ingredients: soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, vinegar, ketchup, chili paste and brown sugar. These bites are darker because I only had dark soy sauce in the house so remember the lighter the soy sauce, the lighter the color.

In a saucepan add oil, and finely chopped ginger and garlic. Following, pour in all the liquid ingredients while mixing corn starch with a little water. The corn starch can also be combined with the other liquids ahead of time. At this time, cook until the sauce starts to thicken.

Finally pour over cauliflower bites and serve.

Storing Left Over Cauliflower Bites

Being honest here, these don’t keep for very long. One day is best as cauliflower does get soggy so I suggest eating them right away.

Tips on Making Honey Sesame Baked Cauliflower Bites

  • Break the cauliflower up into small/ medium pieces so they cook quicker. The bigger the pieces the more risk of them being raw in the middle
  • If the batter is a bit too much, try just dusting with flour for a healthier option.
  • For a lighter color, use light soy sauce.
  • This recipe is vegan apart from the honey. To make it completely vegan substitute the honey for agave or maple syrup.
Sesame Cauliflower bites
These Sesame Cauliflower bites use Dark soy sauce for a richer color.

To sum things up. Its deliciously sticky, sweet, spicy and guaranteed to be a hit for your next weekend.

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How to Make Honey Sesame Baked Cauliflower Bites

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Honey Sesame Cauliflower brings you amazing Asian flavors that both Vegan and meat eaters can enjoy. Make this your next fake away meal!

Sesame Cauliflower bites

 

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

 1 Head of cauliflower
 1 cup Milk
 ¾ cup AP Flour
 1 tbsp Corn Starch (cornflour)
 2 tsp green seasoning (optional)
 ¼ tsp Salt
Breadcrumb mix
 1 cup Dried Breadcrumbs
 ¼ tsp Salt
The Honey Sesame Sauce
 3 Garlic cloves finely chopped
 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
 1 tbsp Oil
 ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  cup Honey
 1 tbsp Vinegar
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 1 tsp Chili paste (or chili flakes)
 1 tbsp Corn Flour
 1 tsp Sesame Oil
 2 tsp White sesame Seeds

Baking the Caulifower Bites
1

To Start, Cut the cauliflower head breaking them into bite size nuggets. Take a large bowl, fill with boiling hot water and blanche the cauliflower bites for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, Combine the flour, milk and seasonings in a separate bowl until it forms a batter consistency.

Also prepare the breadcrumbs in another bowl with salt.

2

Now, Preheat the oven at 350F/150C.

Next, Remove the cauliflower from the water and toss them into the seasoned batter. One by one, drain and place into the breadcrumbs. Let them sit for at least 7 minutes so allow the coating to set.

3

At this point, Start to create the sesame sauce.

Bake the cauliflower bites for 25 Minutes or until golden brown then toss into the sauce when ready.

Making the Honey Sesame Sauce
4

Heat a large pan on medium adding the oil followed by finely chopped garlic and ginger. When they have cooked for 2 minutes pour in the soy sauce, honey, vinegar and cornstarch along with the brown sugar, ketchup and chili paste.

Continue to stir the mixture until the sauce thickens finally adding in the sesame seeds. Finally turn off the heat and toss in the Cauliflower bites.

Ingredients

 1 Head of cauliflower
 1 cup Milk
 ¾ cup AP Flour
 1 tbsp Corn Starch (cornflour)
 2 tsp green seasoning (optional)
 ¼ tsp Salt
Breadcrumb mix
 1 cup Dried Breadcrumbs
 ¼ tsp Salt
The Honey Sesame Sauce
 3 Garlic cloves finely chopped
 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
 1 tbsp Oil
 ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  cup Honey
 1 tbsp Vinegar
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 1 tsp Chili paste (or chili flakes)
 1 tbsp Corn Flour
 1 tsp Sesame Oil
 2 tsp White sesame Seeds

Directions

Baking the Caulifower Bites
1

To Start, Cut the cauliflower head breaking them into bite size nuggets. Take a large bowl, fill with boiling hot water and blanche the cauliflower bites for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, Combine the flour, milk and seasonings in a separate bowl until it forms a batter consistency.

Also prepare the breadcrumbs in another bowl with salt.

2

Now, Preheat the oven at 350F/150C.

Next, Remove the cauliflower from the water and toss them into the seasoned batter. One by one, drain and place into the breadcrumbs. Let them sit for at least 7 minutes so allow the coating to set.

3

At this point, Start to create the sesame sauce.

Bake the cauliflower bites for 25 Minutes or until golden brown then toss into the sauce when ready.

Making the Honey Sesame Sauce
4

Heat a large pan on medium adding the oil followed by finely chopped garlic and ginger. When they have cooked for 2 minutes pour in the soy sauce, honey, vinegar and cornstarch along with the brown sugar, ketchup and chili paste.

Continue to stir the mixture until the sauce thickens finally adding in the sesame seeds. Finally turn off the heat and toss in the Cauliflower bites.

Honey Sesame Cauliflower Bites

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