Crispy Buffalo Style Cauliflower Bites

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Ingredients – for the cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. sweet paprika

1/4 tsp. black pepper

3/4 cup buttermilk (regular milk can also be used, but I feel the buttermilk coats the cauliflower better)

Ingredients – for the buffalo sauce

1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce

3 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. honey

Blue cheese dressing for dipping when serving – optional

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking sheet. Break the cauliflower into medium size pieces, discarding any large stem pieces. Set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Stir in the buttermilk. Add the cauliflower florets to the milk mixture and toss to coat. Use a slotted spoon to arrange in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, turn over the cauliflower pieces and bake another 10 minutes.

While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the buffalo sauce. Combine the buffalo wing sauce, butter and honey in a sauce pan. Bring to a low boil over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a medium bowl. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and place in the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat. return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. You may also broil for the last few minutes if you’d like a crisper texture. Be careful not to burn. Serve immediately with a side of blue cheese for dipping if desired.