Tofu wingzzz

16 Oct

I got these little tofu “chicken” pieces at the natural food store around the corner, and I wasn’t sure how to use them. The first try wasn’t anything special. I treated it like chicken and added it to a stir-fry, but it was kind of blah. BUT magic happened when I decided to turn these little suckers into chicken wings.

“Chicken” Wingz

  • 2 cups “chicken”-style dried tofu pieces
  • 2 eggs’ worth of egg replacer (the powder-based kind, not flax-based please)
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • BBQ sauce (I used a grocery-store brand Maple BBQ sauce)
  1. Boil a few cups of water, throw in the tofu pieces, and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Drain and pat the tofu pieces with a paper towel (don’t dry completely, however).
  3. Heat a tablespoon of sunflower (or similar) oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  4. Make a little egg replacer-arrowroot powder assembly line for the tofu pieces. Swirl a few pieces at a time in the egg replacer, then toss into the arrowroot powder. Coat well.
  5. Place a single layer of tofu pieces in the hot pan and fry until golden. If a bit of the edges get dark/black, no worries.
  6. Remove cooked pieces, add more oil (up to 1 tbsp more) and cook the rest. Repeat if more than 2 batches are required.
  7. Once all the wingz are cooked, return them all to the pan and generously coat with bbq sauce. Keep the heat on medium-low.
  8. Cook until the sauce begins to caramelize/starts to stick or burn.
  9. Serve immediately and try to hold yourself back from eating the whole lot yourself in one sitting!
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