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Crispy Beer Battered BBQ Cauliflower Nuggets | halfbakedharvest.com
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Crispy BBQ Beer Battered Cauliflower Nuggets

Enjoy as a fun summer snack by the pool or as a family dinner with oven-roasted french fries and veggies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 288kcal

Ingredients

Creamy Honey Mustard

Instructions

  • 1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, paprika, cayenne, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add the beer, mixing until just combined. Add the cauliflower and toss well to evenly coat all the florets.
    2. To Fry: Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the cauliflower in batches for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp on all sides. Remove and drain on a wire rack with paper towels underneath. This will keep the cauliflower crisp.
    3. To Bake: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Rub a baking sheet with olive oil. Spread the cauliflower in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes, until just tender, flipping halfway through cooking. Don't over bake. The cauliflower should still have a bite to it.
    4. Meanwhile, make the honey mustard sauce. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake or whisk until smooth and creamy. 
    5. Serve the nuggets drizzled or dipped with BBQ sauce. Add honey mustard for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

Honey Mustard: I use sour cream or yogurt, but for a more classic, less tangy taste, use mayo. 
Homemade BBQ Seasoning: mix 2 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Makes 3/4 cup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal