Each week, Bangbelly brings you Recipe Rescue, with a pantry-friendly, easy to execute dish sure to impress your nearest and dearest.
Craving something fried, but prefer a lighter option? We’ve got a sinfully delicious, nearly virtuous treat that will satisfy even the most veggie-avoidant people in your life.
And the really good news is you can substitute the broccoli with what you have on hand. We recommend cauliflower, onion or eggplant; but chicken and tofu work brilliantly too!
- 1 large Head of broccoli, cut into florets
- 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Cornstarch
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 cup Cold water
- 1 large Egg, beaten
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
Honey Garlic Sauce
- 1 small Onion, finely sliced
- 6 cloves Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Canola oil
- 3 Tbsp Cold butter, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup White wine, or apple juice with a few Tbsp vinegar
- 3 Tbsp Soy sauce or tamari
- 1/2 cup Honey
- Preheat oven to 450° F
- Line a 13” x 18” cookie sheet with parchment paper
- In a shallow bowl, or on a plate, spread out a good layer of panko breadcrumbs.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and baking powder; add the cold water, egg and salt, and stir to combine. This will create a thin batter.
- Toss the broccoli florets in the batter, making sure to shake off any excess.
- Transfer the broccoli to the plate with the breadcrumbs, and coat thoroughly.
- Place the broccoli on the parchment-lined sheet and bake for 20- 25 minutes turning the broccoli over halfway through, until golden brown.
- While your broccoli is baking, make the sauce.
- Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan on high heat.
- Sauté the onion until translucent and then add the garlic.
- Cook until the garlic turns golden brown and then add the white wine.
- Add the soy sauce or tamari and continue to cook for an additional minute, then add the honey.
- Turn heat down to med-high and cook for 6-7 minutes. The sauce will bubble and deepen in colour.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cold butter, one piece at a time.
- When the broccoli is fully baked, toss it in the sauce and serve immediately.
Note: Although your sauce looks and smells delicious, be very careful because it will be extremely hot!