These Korean Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings are the most delicious cauliflower wings ever. Inspired by Cheesecake Factory’s Korean Fried Cauliflower we gave these a healthier twist so we can enjoy them more often at the comfort of our home. 8 ingredients and 8 minutes is all you need for this vegan, low-carb side, snack or appetizer that is just so yum!!! You are going to love these. I promise!!! Air Fryer Video plus Stove Top Recipe. Oil Free & Gluten Free option given too.
It’s been exactly two weeks that we moved to Germany and we are already missing some of our American restaurant favorites. Like Cheesecake Factory’s Korean Fried Cauliflower. Drop me a comment below if you are a big fan of these too, like me??? If you haven’t tried them yet, I have to admit that it’s my favorite dish at Cheesecake Factory and I highly recommend it.
It’s the perfect appetizer to kickstart your meal. It’s packed with all of these yummy flavors and our perfectly crispy on the outside while tender on the inside. If you haven’t tried them yet? Guess what, you can now enjoy the goodness of these Korean Fried Cauliflower in the comfort of your home. Yay!!! Yes, that’s exactly what we did. Ofcourse there is no Cheesecake Factory here in Germany, so we made our own.
Korean Air Fried Cauliflower Wings
We’ve taken Cheesecake Factory’s popular Korean Fried Cauliflower and gave it our healthy twist. Same flavors, same texture minus all the frying calories. Cos we air fried these delicious tasty bites.
It’s a super easy recipe and requires just 8 ingredients, 8 minutes and an air fryer. If you don’t have an air fryer no sweat, I have shared the traditional frying recipe in the recipe card below. Mind you, frying comes with calories too thus air frying is an healthier alternative. This is a vegan & nut-free recipe.
Ingredients for Korean Air Fried Cauliflower Wings
Honestly you don’t need any fancy ingredients. Almost all the ingredients are easily available in most stores.
Ofcourse you start with a cauliflower head. Talking of cauliflower head, have you checked out our Instant Pot Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe yet? It’s one of our very popular recipes that has been tried and tested by many. It’s a whole roasted cauliflower head cooked in the Instant Pot and served with Indian masala sauce. Slurp slurp.
Anyways coming back to the Korean Air Fried Cauliflower Wings. Here is Germany I am yet to come across cut cauliflower florets so I got the whole cauliflower and cut it into florets, after giving it a thorough rinse.
Next you need a make a batter to dip the cauliflower wings. The main ingredient for the batter is the Korean Gochujang Sauce. This is easily available at your local Target, Harris Teeter, Walmart or even Amazon. I was lucky enough to find it in stores here in Germany too.
Next for the batter you need rice flour. Many of you already know that I use a grain mill to mill my own flours, you can read more about it here. So I always have a batch of rice flour handy. I carried some with me and the rest is coming via the ship. You will also need some black pepper, salt and a couple tbsp of water to whip up a nice thick batter to coat the cauliflower florets.
Make sure the florets are well coated on all side and then spray or brush some oil on the florets before you arrange in them in the air fryer.
Korean Air Fried Cauliflower Wings Recipe
Next all you need to do is air fry them at 350 degrees F for approximately 8 minutes and these crispy delicious cauliflower bites are ready. You can garnish them with sesame seeds, lots of cilantro or green onions, a slice of lime wedge and serve it with some Gochujang Korean Sauce. Trust me these are so so so yum!!! You will instantly fall in love with these cauliflower wings.
Fried Korean Cauliflower Wings Recipe
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can always fry the wings like they are traditionally done. Mind you you will be adding more calories to the recipe if you are frying. Follow the above steps until coating the cauliflower into batter. Once the cauliflower is properly coated with batter, fry the cauliflower pieces at 350 degrees for approx 4 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Hope you consider trying these Korean Air Fried Cauliflower Wings and love them as much as I do.
- 2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into 3/4” to 1” pieces
- 4 tsps. Rice flour
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup Korean Gochujang Sauce
- 1/2 tsp. cilantro or green onions
- 1 lime wedge
- 1/8 tsp. black or white sesame seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp water
- Preheat the Air Fryer at 350 degrees F.
- Thoroughly wash the cauliflower and cut it into 3/4” to 1” florets.
- In a mixing bowl, add the rice flour, salt, black pepper, baking powder,and mix well.
- Add the Korean Gochujang Sauce, maple syrup water and oil and mix well again.
- Coat the cauliflower with the batter.
- Spray or brush the cauliflower with oil once again.
- Arrange the cauliflower florets in a single layer in the fryer.
- Air fry for 8 minutes at 350degrees F.
- Once crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, remove the florets and garnish with sesame seeds, cilantro or green onions and a slice of lime wedge. Serve with Gochujang Sauce.
Oil Free Option
If you want to make these cauliflower wings oil free, half cook the cauliflower florets either in the IP at 0 minutes and then coat them with batter and Air Fry them.
Gluten Free Korean Gochujang Sauce
- 1 cup water.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute honey if you'd like.
- 1/2 cup Korean chili flakes find at online grocery stores.
- 1 cup white miso paste.
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste.
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or to taste.
Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring them to boil. allow to cool and store in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 4027mg Carbohydrates: 74g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 45g Protein: 7g