Meatless Monday: Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

buffalo nuggetsPeople tend to think tofu replaces meat for a lot of vegetarians and vegans, but to be honest, I’ve never been too crazy about the slimy, spongey texture of tofu. Whether it’s baked, stir-fried, or steamed, I’ve never been satisfied by a tofu recipe – until now.

Freezing tofu removes the excess water, making the tofu chewier and better for soaking up marinades. I made delicious Buffalo Tofu Nuggets for dinner tonight and was so excited when I bit into the first one and discovered a firm, chewy texture.

Serve these nuggets with “Nacho Nooch” fries or on top of salad. Happy Meatless Monday!

Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 block tofu, cut into 1/2 cubes and frozen overnight
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tbs buffalo sauce

Procedure:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425
  2. Mix spices and flour in a deep bowl
  3. Rinse tofu under room temperature water
  4. Toss tofu in flour mixture to lightly coat
  5. Bake 10-15 minutes
  6. Toss in buffalo sauce
  7. Bake 5 more minutes

Enjoy! XO The Fearless Vegan

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2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Buffalo Tofu Nuggets

  1. I’ve never considered freezing tofu! I want to try this

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