Compassion begins on your plate! 💚🌱 I am sharing this delicious, indulgent chicken fried tofu recipe just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! This tofu has the texture of chicken and is full of flavor. Enjoy the flavors of a juicy chicken, beer battered and seasoned to perfection, while refraining from harming any living being. ✌🏼
2 cups flour
12 oz of lager beer (I used Stella Artois)
1 vegan egg (2 tbsp Follow Your Heart egg powder and 1/2 cup iced cold water, whisked)
2/3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp basil
1/3 tsp oregano
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp mustard seed
4 tsp paprika
3 tsp garlic salt
3 tsp white pepper
1 cup flour
1 cup traditional bread crumbs
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp white pepper
Organic canola oil (enough for 4 inches of oil in large pan)
24oz traditional or medium tofu
1 cup vegan chicken broth
1 cup flour
You will need to freeze your tofu twice to attain a chicken-like texture.
Place tofu package in freezer for 6 hrs (or overnight) and thaw for 4 hrs. Repeat.
Once your tofu is thawed, you will need to drain it of moisture using either a tofu press or two cutting boards. I personally do not own a press, so I press my tofu on a cutting board with paper towels and a big glass pan.
Once the tofu is drained, it should be easily broken apart to reveal chicken-like tofu pieces. Did your tofu fall into bits? No worries! We will prepare this like popcorn chicken.
Place drained tofu pieces into bowl.
Pour chicken-style vegan broth as a tofu marinade. Let soak for 5 mins.
Drain tofu of excess broth.
Dip each piece in plain flour and set aside.
Mix seasoned flour ingredients and set aside.
Mix beer batter ingredients and set aside.
Fill 4 inches of oil into the bottom of a wok or large pan.
Heat frying oil to 350 degrees.
Now, this next part gets a little messy. Commit to the fact they will turn out perfect and charge on through any flour messes along the way.
You are going to take your pieces of marinaded tofu and dip them in the beer batter, coating it completely.
Roll the outside of the tofu in the seasoned flour mixture making sure the outside is coated with breadcrumbs.
Once you’ve done all the bigger pieces of tofu, make sure to dip all the smaller ones as well. They will turn out like popcorn chicken.
Drop tofu into the oil in small batches, turning each side until darkened like fried chicken.
Once cooked evenly, set aside on paper towel or a rack, draining any excess oil from the finished pieces.
Let cool for at least 5 mins before eating.
Serve like a finger food with your favorite dipping sauces, like Organicville Vegan Ranch, or serve it atop some vegan waffles for a southern feel.