Air Fryer General Tso’s Cauliflower Recipe



Air Fryer General Tso’s Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients :
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup club soda
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets (about 6 cups)
SAUCE:
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable broth
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 to 6 dried pasilla or other hot chilies, chopped
3 green onions, white part minced, green part thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
4 cups hot cooked rice

Preheat air fryer to 400°. Combine flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder. Stir in club soda just until blended (batter will be thin). Toss florets in batter; transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Let stand 5 minutes. In batches, place cauliflower on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until golden brown and tender, 10-12 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together first 6 sauce ingredients; whisk in cornstarch until smooth.
In a large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add chilies; cook and stir until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add white part of onions, garlic, ginger and orange zest; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir orange juice mixture; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2-4 minutes.
Add cauliflower to sauce; toss to coat. Serve with rice; sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions.

Test Kitchen Tip :
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in a deep fryer, electric skillet or on the stovetop.



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