Monday, May 21, 2012

Buffalo Tofu Bites

I haven't ever been a buffalo wing fan, EVER, but I have recently (within the last 4 years I guess) have become a buffalo over lover. So, I try to make all sorts of things that incorporate the flavor, just not the wing. My guy is a huge fan of tofu, so I figured I could satisfy the both of us and make buffalo tofu. I fully intended on making some buffalo tofu burritos with this, but after trying them I was more than happy just eating them by the handful while watching cartoons. It was a pretty fantastic Saturday night. 

Buffalo Tofu Bites

1 15 ounce block firm tofu
2/3 C all purpose flour
1 TS cayenne pepper
1/2 TS garlic powder
1/2 TS smoked paprika
1/2 TS cracked black pepper
Pinch of salt
1/4 C vegan butter, melted 
1/2 C hot sauce of choice

Drain excess water out of tofu, some people have tofu presses, I simply have two plates and whatever vegetables I have laying around. This time I used two sweet potatoes and an avocado.  Use whatever your heart desires, You get the point. Cut tofu in half length wise and then into chunks. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss in the tofu chunks to lightly coat. While oven is heating and you are preparing the sauce, set tofu in the refrigerator to chill - about 15-20 minutes. To make the sauce simply whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce. Coat the tofu in the sauce generously, lay out on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through. I actually baked mine for 25 minutes so that they were super crispy (turning twice) as per my husband's request.  I seriously popped these like candy, they were so good!


1 comment:

  1. Holy cow these look amazing! Definitely trying these! Thanks for the superb recipe. ;)