ROASTED SRIRACHA CAULIFLOWER BITES WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

Buffalo bites with bones are a waste of flavor space and snacking time.
Make some spicy cauliflower bites for your next party and double your
snacking efficiency.
MAKES ENOUGH FOR 4 TO 6 PEOPLE, OR 1 PERSON WITH NO FEARS ABOUT WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONSUMING THAT MUCH HOT SAUCE COULD MEAN FOR THEIR ASSHOLE
2 medium heads cauliflower (about 2 pounds)
1⁄2 cup flour*
1⁄2 cup water
HOT SAUCE
2 teaspoons oil**
1⁄2 to
2⁄3 cup Sriracha or similar-style hot sauce***
1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
1⁄2 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari

PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
1⁄4 cup warm water
1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave syrup
1 cucumber, cut into finger-long sticks
1 Crank your oven to 450°F. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet. Chop up your cauliflower

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into little trees no bigger than your thumb.
2 Whisk together the flour and water in a big bowl until a batter forms with no chunks. Did you already up and it’s all chunky? Start that shit over again. Toss in the cauliflower and mix it around until all the pieces look a little coated. Spread the cauliflower out on the baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Mix those around halfway through roasting so all the sides get a little love.

3 Make the hot sauce. In a small saucepan, mix the oil, Sriracha, vinegar, and soy sauce. Heat that over a low heat until the sauce is warm but not bubbling. Turn off the heat and leave it alone.

4 Now it’s time for the peanut dipping sauce. In a medium glass, whisk together the water and peanut butter until it looks all creamy. Add all the other ingredients and keep stirring until everything is incorporated. Stick that in the fridge until it’s go time.

5 After 15 minutes in the oven, dump the cauliflower back in a big bowl and toss it with the hot sauce mixture from the stovetop. Make sure everything is coated. Drop those back on the baking sheet, leaving the extra sauce in the bowl, and roast for another 3 minutes just so everything is warm and delicious.

6 Serve hot or at room temperature with the cucumber sticks and peanut dipping sauce on the
side.

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