March 09, 2012

Bang Bang Cauliflower

I believe it's safe to say that you are all aware of my love affair with veggies.

You sexy beast!
This recipe caught my eye over on That's so Michelle.   I believe her love affair with veggies is just about as passionate as my own.

On this particular day she decided to smother her cauliflower with panko and fry them up in coconut oil.  How naughty is that!  Yes, not really all that naughty considering this whole recipe rocks and it's totally good for you to boot!

I believe this calls for a Charlie Sheen.


This could be served as an entree, appetizer, or a side dish.  I served it up as a side dish on this particular day.  We will be seeing more of this dish in our future as I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.  It sneaks it's way in to my dreams, my fantasies....

Bang Bang Cauliflower
Yield: 4 servings

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Green onion
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
Ingredients for the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup lite mayo
  • 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce or Siracha (add more or less depends on how hot you can handle it)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

1. Slice your cauliflower florets. Mix salt, pepper and garlic powder into your Panko breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.

2. Set separate bowls aside with egg whites and cornstarch. Dip your florets one by one into the cornstarch, and shake off excess. Then dip into egg whites, and then coat with Panko mixture.

3. After coating all of your florets, warm up your coconut oil in a large frying pan and place all florets in hot oil. Turn with tongs making sure all sides are browned. Set on top of paper towels to remove excess oil. Top with more salt.

4. In a small bowl mix all of your sauce ingredients. Coat your breaded and pan fried florets with sauce, top with sprinkles of green onion and serve right away.

Cooks Note:  I did not have the ingredients for the sauce so I skipped it.  My foodie friend Jenni from Ferris Wheel Of also has a love affair with veggies and she whipped this dish up as well but she used the sauce as a dipper.

Servings: a handful - with sauce
Calories: 261
Total Fat: 15.4
Carbohydrates: 25.5 mg.
Sodium:  782 mg.
Protein:  6.9 g.

Servings: a handful - without sauce
Calories: 226
Total Fat: 14.5
Carbohydrates: 19.0 mg.
Sodium:  752 mg.
Protein:  6.9 g.

Thanks Michelle for sharing such a fabulous recipe!   Please go check her out.  She has a page dedicated to jello shots!  I want to party with that girl!


  1. Well you really know how to treat a cauliflower Dee! This looks amazing, love the crunch of the Panko as well as the touch of heat in the sauce. I do agree, this one is a winner-yum! Enjoy the weekend!

  2. My husband and I are crazy about bang bang shrimp. I love cauliflower so I want to try this at home! Yum!

  3. Looks fantastic. Love cauliflower. I mean I love chocolate too but for a veggie it's perfection.


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