This recipe for Bang Bang Broccoli is both gluten-free and vegetarian. The broccoli is fried, but the secret to its crispiness is a cornstarch coating instead of a flour coating, which makes it gluten-free. Even non-broccoli eaters might want to give this dish a try because it is bang-bang good! For the best crunchy taste, serve immediately after preparing.

The sauce is just three ingredients so it is easy to mix and should be done before cooking the broccoli.

Also, chop the scallion (green onion) while the broccoli soaks in buttermilk. Although it looks like just a garnish, the sliced scallion has a crunch and taste that goes perfectly with this bang-bang dish.

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Bang Bang Broccoli
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Soaking Broccoli Ingredients
Sauce Ingredients
Breading Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Soaking Broccoli Ingredients
Sauce Ingredients
Breading Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Directions for Soaking Broccoli
  1. Cut up broccoli and soak in buttermilk for 15-20 minutes.
Directions for Sauce
  1. Stir mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha hot chili sauce together until well mixed. Set aside.
Directions for Cooking
  1. In a bowl, add cornstarch, red pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix.
  2. Take broccoli out of buttermilk and dredge in the cornstarch mix. Shake off the excess mix.
  3. Pour 1 to 2 inches of cooking oil in a pan. Heat to 350 degrees. Drop in broccoli and fry until golden brown, about a minute or 2.
  4. When all of the broccoli is cooked, drizzle the sauce over it. Sprinkle with sliced scallions. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Do not crowd the broccoli as it cooks in the oil so you don't reduce the oil temperature.  Fry more than one batch if necessary so each piece has room to cook.

Keep the oil at a steady 350 degrees by using a thermometer.  If underheated, the broccoli will not brown easily and can overcook.

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