Im not a huge fan of cauliflower but wow! I am now. What a great alternative to chicken strips or chips and dip. These bites cook up crispy and spicy with the right garlic goodness. Jason and I gobbled a huge batch! Even reheats nicely the next day. I enjoyed with and omelette as a side. Hope you enjoy.
- Head of large cauliflower or two smaller heads cut bit sized
- 1.5 c panko crumbs
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 c olive oil
- 1 Tbs garlic powder
- 1 Tbs paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Salt to taste (1-2 tsp)
- 1 tsp tobacco ( or more to taste)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Parchment line a large baking sheet. Mix your oil and seasonings with hot sauce in a large bowl. Dredge chopped cauliflower in oil spice mixture covering completely.
Place panko crumbs and cheeses in a separate bowl mixed well and roll individual bites in breading. Be sure to pack in in the nooks. Assemble on your cooking tray.
Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Serve with cool ranch or a garlic sour cream. delicious!