Just because I love to eat healthy a lot of the time, doesn’t mean I don’t miss eating Hooter’s Buffalo Wings with some good ole ranch. Trust me, I miss that. I’m not much of a sports fan but, I enjoy going to watch a UFC fight with friends, order hot wings, and go through a few pitchers of beer. Last time I went to a Hooter’s was roughly a year and a half ago, and I made the mistake of looking at the nutritional facts for a 10 piece wings order. I remember being disgusted at what I saw…
SPOILER ALERT – it’s not good. I’m going to tell you how many fat grams a 10 piece from Hooter’s has, but it’s not pretty. Skip the next sentence if you don’t want to know. Seriously, it will blow your mind.
One order of 10 piece buffalo hot wings is 125 GRAMS OF FAT, y’all. I’m allowed 42 grams in ONE day!
I didn’t order wings that day, and I haven’t since. Will I never order them again? Of course, I will… just not any time soon.
One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville, called Tavern, makes a delicious appetizer of Buffalo Cauliflower, crusted in corn meal, a buffalo sauce, and served with a blue cheese fondue. I wanted to make my own healthy, grain-free version, and whipped this recipe up in a flash. I prefer to pair my wings (or in this case, cauliflower) with ranch – the brand Just Ranch is amazing and inexpensive.
This recipe is KETO, PALEO, VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, WHOLE30, and most importantly DELICIOUS. Does it taste like a chicken wing? Well, of course not, but it still tastes damn good and has all the flavor you need, without the 12 days worth of fat grams. It will curve that craving you’ve been having!
Update: My taste tester, Megan approves of this recipe!
2 small cauliflower heads
1/2 cup almond meal, fine
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning
2/3 cup Frank’s Buffalo Hot Sauce
Ranch (I use Just-Ranch brand)
1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Chop cauliflower into bite-size florets.
3. In a large mixing bowl, mix almond meal, water, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and Frank’s hot sauce. Mix well.
4. Add chopped cauliflower to the bowl of sauce, and toss well. Make sure cauliflower is coated on all sides.
5. In a 13″ x 9″ baking pan, or large cookie sheet, grease your pan or use parchment paper. Lay cauliflower out – do not stack pieces up. If you have extra sauce, lightly drizzle it over the cauliflower.
6. Cook for 20 minutes, pull out, and flip cauliflower. Roast another 20 minutes, or until tender.
7. If you want to slightly char the cauliflower, turn the broiler on for 4-5 minutes (make sure you watch it – and don’t let it burn!
8. Dip in your favorite ranch or bleu cheese dressing!
Let me know if you made these and what you thought! Tag your pics on Insta @goodAFeats! xoxo, Amber