Vegetable based sides are the hot ticket item the last few years – cauliflower diced into tiny grains for ‘rice’, green beans repurposes as French fries – all the big names are moving to craft guilt free side dishes.
Cooking: You can oven bake or microwave these. I didn’t try the latter as frankly, that’s likely to result in a mushy mess. Indeed, I went with my trusty air fryer which worked a treat. The wings come with an accompanying Buffalo sauce that you simply place in warm water, before opening up, and pouring over your wings when they’re crisped up.
Taste and texture: Like cauliflower? You’re all set. If not, move along. It’s really that simple. The exterior of these ‘wings’ crisp up quite nicely. Inside there is some modest mushy-ness, but beyond that, it’s all earthy cauliflower flavor.
I decided to toss the accompanying Buffalo sauce. I have a range of stellar sauces in my fridge which I was certain would be superior to the provided sauce packet. This does lend some flexibility to how you finish this dish.
Verdict: Not bad, not great. It’s cauliflower in a crispy coating. Whether you enjoy these will all come down to whether or not you’re a cauliflower fan. They obviously don’t really emulate a true chicken wing, and that’s not the point. If you’re looking to introduce a veggie to your plate in a little more interesting fashion, they could be worth a look in.
Birds Eye Buffalo Cauliflower Wings nutrition and cooking
Are Birds Eye Buffalo Cauliflower Wings good?
For those looking to add a vegetable to their plate in a different fashion, these offer a fun change of pace. Just don’t go in expecting a substitute for an actual chicken wing.