- 1 head cauliflower, cut into even sized florets
- 1 cup milk (or plant-based milk)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
- Cooking spray
For the teriyaki sauce:
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- Corn starch slurry (optional)
For the garnish:
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- After cutting up the cauliflower into florets, set them aside.
- In large bowl, whisk together the milk, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Place the cauliflower florets into the milk mixture, and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
- Place the Panko bread crumbs in another bowl. Dredge the cauliflower florets into the bread crumbs to thoroughly coat, a few florets at a time.
- Tap off any excess bread crumb batter and place the florets into the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overlap. (You may have to cook these in batches.) Air fry at 350F degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on your air fryer), tossing halfway through.
- The cauliflower wings are ready when they're crispy and slightly golden brown. Remove and keep warm.
Make the teriyaki sauce:
- While the cauliflower is cooking, make the teriyaki sauce.
- Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat, and slowly whisk until the sauce has thickened (about 10 minutes). Watch carefully so as not to burn!
- If you want the sauce thicker, slowly add in the corn starch slurry until desired thickness.
- Reserve about a 1/4 of the sauce for drizzling.
Assemble the dish:
- Place the air-fried cauliflower wings into a large mixing bowl. Toss with the teriyaki sauce, thoroughly coating each wing.
- Place the teriyaki cauliflower wings on a serving platter and drizzle with more sauce. Garnish with the scallions and sesame seeds, and serve with any extra sauce on the side.
- It's best to cut the cauliflower florets into the same sized pieces so they will air fry evenly.
- Dry the cauliflower florets before dredging or the batter will not adhere as well.
- Shake off the excess batter from the florets or you'll have a mess at the bottom of the air fryer.
- Don't overcrowd the air fryer or the cauliflower will stick together. Place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overlap the florets. Cook in batches if necessary.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Japanese-Inspired
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 394
- Sugar: 31.4 g
- Sodium: 955.3 mg
- Fat: 3.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 79.3 g
- Protein: 14.7 g
- Cholesterol: 1.2 mg
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