Whether you are vegetarian or thinking about going vegetarian, these truly healthy faux Buffalo Wings curbs the cholesterol and saturated fat content without sacrificing the fiery taste. With this recipe you’ll be twisting and shouting your way to fired up palates while sitting back in guilt free pleasure.
From restaurants to homes, current culinary trends have evolved to support light and healthy cooking. By substituting your standard chicken wing with our nutrient rich broccoli you’ve veered away and gratefully said no thank you to the bad cholesterol from red meat and chicken skin. Broccoli is low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is packed with Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese.
Furthermore, this recipe is oven baked and not deep-fried. Plus! We’ve opted to use lots of Olive Oil instead of your usual vegetable oil, because olive oil simply tastes better and is good for your skin and your heart. Olive oil won’t clog your arteries and is rich in vitamin E and the all-essential antioxidants; responsible for blocking the creepy free radicals we encounter everyday.
You will need the following
- 1-cup water or milk
- 1-cup flour
- 2-tsp. garlic powder
- 1-head of broccoli
- 1-tbsp olive oil
- 1-tbsp hot chili sauce
- Low fat Sour cream or blue cheese as dip (optional)
1. First off, preheat your oven to 450°F.
2. While oven is pre-heating, make the batter by combining well in a bowl: water or milk withflour and garlic powder.
3. Piece apart the head of broccoli into bite sized pieces, and coat each piece with the batter above.
4. Bake for 18-minutes.
5. While broccoli is baking, make the buffalo sauce by combining olive oil & hot chili sauce in a small bowl.
6. After 18-minutes take the baked broccoli out and pour the buffalo sauce mixture over them and continue baking for an additional 5-8 minutes.
Author bio: Samantha Samonte is a writer for Culinary One, a website about culinary careers, cuisines and food. Helping aspiring chefs to find the best cooking schools. She spends the rest of her time living life to the fullest in the company of her laptop and creative writing prowess.