|Tofuffalo Wings with celery sticks|
Serve with Cool Ranch Dipping sauce and a few stalks of celery for an even more realistic experience. A deep fat fryer comes in handy here, but if you don’t have one, a pot with oil heated to 350°F (180°C) will do just fine.
You will need:16 “finger” sized chunks of extra firm tofu, drained and pressed (or seitan, or tempeh)
For the batter:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper (more if you like lots of pepper)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup (235 ml) full fat coconut milk
Vegetable Oil for frying
For the Buffalo Sauce:
1 stick (1/2 cup, g) nondairy butter, melted
2 to 4 tablespoons (30 to 60 ml) or even more hot sauce, like Tobasco, depending on how spicy you like it
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Cool Ranch Dipping Sauce:
1 cup (225 g) vegan mayo
1/2 cup (120 g) nondairy sour cream
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
To make the wings, cut your tofu (or seitan, or tempeh) into 16 “chicken finger” sized pieces.
Set up a breading station.
In one shallow dish, mix together flour, pepper, paprika, oregano and basil.
In a seperate dish, place the coconut milk.
Double dredge one “wing” by first dipping it into the coconut milk, then into the flour mixture, then back into the coconut milk, then back into the batter.
Place in the hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
Repeat with remaining wings.
To make the Buffalo Sauce, melt butter and stir in hot sauce, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
Place fried wings in a bowl and pour Buffalo sauce all over wings.
Gently toss to coat.
To make the Cool Ranch Dressing, mix all ingredients together until well incorporated.
Store dressing in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Yield: 16 wings and about 1 1/2 cups (350 ml) Cool Ranch Dressing