Nashville Hot Tofu Nuggets

Instructions

Step 1:

Press the tofu for at least 10 minutes. While it is being pressed, make the marinade.

Step 2:

Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

Step 3:

After most of the water in the tofu is removed, break the tofu into sizes of choice and pour the marinade over. Let sit 10 minutes up to an hour.

Step 4:

When ready to cook tofu, warm oil to 350º F in large pot or deep fryer.

Step 5:

Make a breading station by combining 2 cups flour, baking powder, spices, 1 tsp salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.

Step 6:

In a separate shallow bowl, combine the non-dairy milk, vinegar, ½ cup flour, paprika, 1 tsp of salt and pepper.

Step 7:

Using a spoon, pour small amounts of the wet batter into the dry batter, about 3 tbsp of wet batter.

Step 8:

Coat marinated tofu in the wet batter first, then carefully move to the dry batter. Do the process again so that it has been coated twice in the wet and dry batter.

Step 9:

When oil has reached 350º place the coated pieces in the oil. Cook for 6-8 minutes flipping at the halfway mark. Once they reach golden brown and crispy, they are ready to be taken out.

Step 10:

Transfer to wire rack or towel lined dish. Meanwhile, make the Nashville hot sauce.

Step 11:

For the Nashville hot sauce, add all the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together just until everything is evenly combined. 

Step 12:

Pour the sauce over the nuggets. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

PREP TIME

minutes

COOK TIME

minutes

SERVINGS

Ingredients

Tofu Marinade

1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast

1/4 Tsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Maple Syrup

2 Tsp Garlic Powder

 

Batter

2 & 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour

1 Cup Plant-Based Milk

1 tsp Vinegar

1 tsp Baking Powder

2 tsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

2 Tsp Salt + More to finish

2 Tsp Pepper

14 oz Tofu, firm or extra firm (frozen overnight optional)

Vegetable Oil, for Frying

 

Nashville Hot Sauce

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper (more if you like spicy)

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

2 tsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

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Recipe Key

Vegan
Vegetarian
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free

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