I turned this into a semi-homemade side dish. I used frozen breaded cauliflower and cooked them in the airfryer. I tossed them in the honey garlic sauce when they where ready and they tasted sooo good. I wish I cooked up 2 packages, because we fought over making sure we had equal amounts. I think they would make a great appetizer as well, I’m just concerned if they sit out too long they’ll be soggy.
(Adapted from delish.com)
1 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. panko breadcrumbs
3 large eggs, beaten
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size florets
1/3 c. honey
1/3 c. soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. sriracha
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. corn starch
1/4 c. Sliced scallions
Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with foil.
In a large bowl, combine flour and cauliflower, toss until fully coated. Set up a dredging station: In one bowl, add panko breadcrumbs and in another bowl whisk eggs and add 2 tablespoons water. Dip cauliflower in beaten eggs, then panko until fully coated. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper. Bake until golden and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, make sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water, until the cornstarch dissolves completely. Set aside. Combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, lime juice and Sriracha in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat and add the cornstarch mixture. Bring to simmer again and cook until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
Toss cooked cauliflower in sauce until evenly coated. Return the cauliflower to baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes.
Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.