Air-fried General Tso's Cauliflower is a great way to get your Chinese food fix right at home and keep it vegetarian. Cut the cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces – especially if you intend to eat this with chopsticks!
Entrées, Side Dishes
Author: Meredith Laurence
1head cauliflower cut in florets
canola or peanut oilin a spray bottle
2tablespoonsvegetarian oyster sauce
2tablespoonsrice wine vinegar
white or brown rice for serving
Set up a dredging station using three bowls. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and sprinkle ¼ cup of the flour over the top. Place the eggs in a second bowl and combine the panko breadcrumbs and remaining ½ cup flour in a third bowl. Toss the cauliflower in the flour to coat all the florets thoroughly. Dip the cauliflower florets in the eggs and finally toss them in breadcrumbs to coat on all sides. Place the coated cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and spray generously with canola or peanut oil.
Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
Air-fry the cauliflower at 400ºF for 15 minutes, flipping the florets over for the last 3 minutes of the cooking process and spraying again with oil.
While the cauliflower is air-frying, make the General Tso Sauce. Combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, chili paste, rice wine vinegar, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil on the stovetop. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the timer is up on the air fryer, transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl, pour the sauce over it all and toss to coat. Serve with white or brown rice and some steamed broccoli.
General Tso’s Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 69.7mg84%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.