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I am currently obsessed with finding yummy vegan recipes in blogs and giving them a try; diaster or success? Stay tuned.

Unfortunately, my man is a typical meat-eating man who thinks vegetables are for our food to eat, not for us. I wanted to see if there was a recipe or recipes that can pass the husband test. Truthfully, I love to cook and if I can get veggies into normal every day recipes, that’s a score in my book. Although, we aren’t about to give up our meat eating forever.

I have posted the recipe below that I got from this great blog here. https://www.thissavoryvegan.com/ultimate-vegan-buffalo-cauliflower-sandwich/ I will give it a try and we shall see if it turns out like the recipe.

Expectations:

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Reality:

The Recipe:

Prep Time 20 minutes

 Cook Time 40 minutes

 Total Time 1 hour

 Servings 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower* cut in 1/2 inch steaks
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce separated
  • 5 tsp garlic powder separated
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • oil for frying
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • Optional Toppings lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, vegan ranch

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare cauliflower by destemming and cutting it into 1/2 inch steaks (from top to bottom).
  3. Combine 1/2 cup buffalo sauce, 1 tsp garlic powder, chili powder and olive oil in a bowl.
  4. Dip each steak in the sauce and allow excess to drip off. Place on the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the steaks. Baste with leftover sauce and cook in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the batter.
  5. Combine flax meal and 3 tbsp (flat) water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 cup buffalo sauce, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, flour, sparkling water and flax “egg” to a bowl.
  7. IF FRYING: Heat oil in a shallow pan until it reaches 360 degrees. Dip each steak in the batter and allow excess to drip off. Working in batches, carefully add battered steaks to the oil and fry until golden on both sides (approx. 4-7 minutes). Remove from the oil and place on paper towel-lined plate until ready to serve.
  8. IF BAKING: Place a new sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet. Dip each steak in the batter and allow excess to drip off. Place steaks on the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the steaks. Cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until browned and crispy.** Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  9. For serving, toast the buns and layer with cauliflower steaks, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and vegan ranch.

Recipe Notes

*Try to find a smaller cauliflower so the steaks fit in your buns. You can always cut the steaks in half if they are too large.

**You can turn the oven to broil for a couple minutes at the end to get it extra crispy. Just make sure not to let it burn.

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