Crispy Fried Buffalo Cauliflower

Whether you’re a fan of spicy treats or searching for a unique appetizer, our Crispy Fried Buffalo Cauliflower is the ultimate winner. This recipe combines the irresistible crunch of perfectly fried cauliflower with the bold and tangy flavors of classic buffalo sauce. It’s a game day favorite and a party-pleasing delight that will keep everyone reaching for more.


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup milk (or plant-based milk for a vegan option)
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or vegan butter)


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Dip each cauliflower floret into the milk, then coat it with the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Carefully add the coated cauliflower and fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the buffalo sauce and melted butter. Toss the fried cauliflower in the buffalo sauce mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Serve the Crispy Fried Buffalo Cauliflower with celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Amp up your appetizer game with these irresistibly crispy and spicy buffalo cauliflower bites.

Nutrition: Calories: 180 | Fat: 6g | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g

Whether it’s a casual get-together or a lively party, our Crispy Fried Buffalo Cauliflower is sure to steal the spotlight. The combination of crunchy cauliflower florets with the zesty kick of buffalo sauce creates a flavor harmony that’s simply addictive. These little bites of delight are not just for vegetarians; they appeal to everyone who loves a good snack with a punch. Serve them up with cool celery sticks and your preferred dipping sauce, and watch them disappear in no time.

So, why wait? Elevate your appetizer game with this easy recipe and treat your taste buds to a symphony of textures and flavors. Get ready to receive compliments and recipe requests as you introduce your friends and family to the world of crispy, spicy, and undeniably delicious buffalo cauliflower!

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