This is a great vegetarian substitute for buffalo wings; it's also much more affordable than buying chicken wings, and meat eaters love it too. If you want to spend more time on it, you can make your own sauce and breadcrumbs, but I'm often looking for a quick potluck meal, and this is an easy, fast recipe that always gets great reviews.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top; press tofu until water is extracted and tofu is firmer, about 15 minutes. Drain and discard the accumulated liquid. Slice tofu into 1-inch wide by 4-inch long pieces.

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  • Whisk egg in a small bowl. Pour breadcrumbs into separate shallow bowl. Dip tofu pieces into beaten egg and press into bread crumbs. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded tofu pieces onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry tofu in a single layer, browning completely on each side before turning, about 3 minutes per side. Place fried tofu on serving platter.

  • Combine hot pepper sauce and butter in a bowl; pour over fried tofu. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery pieces.

Cook's Notes:

If you prefer thicker breading, dip the tofu in flour, then in egg, and then in the breadcrumbs.

Tips

I prefer olive oil in the recipe, but vegetable oil can be substituted, if desired.

Tips

Tofu can be deep-fried instead of sauteed, if desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

516.5 calories; 14.1 g protein; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 82.2 mg cholesterol; 2874 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
Pretty easy and pretty tasty. I think I may have drained off too much water as a bit of a struggle getting whole wheat bread crumbs to coat all 4 sides really well but it still came out well. In addition to using whole wheat bread crumbs I also used I can't believe it's not butter vs real butter to reduce calories and weight watchers points and it still had excellent flavor. I'm not a huge buffalo sauce fan but fam and I are doing strictly vegetarian for a week and they love buffalo wings so thought I'd give it a try. Glad I did as am pleasantly surprised at how much I like it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
Pretty easy and pretty tasty. I think I may have drained off too much water as a bit of a struggle getting whole wheat bread crumbs to coat all 4 sides really well but it still came out well. In addition to using whole wheat bread crumbs I also used I can't believe it's not butter vs real butter to reduce calories and weight watchers points and it still had excellent flavor. I'm not a huge buffalo sauce fan but fam and I are doing strictly vegetarian for a week and they love buffalo wings so thought I'd give it a try. Glad I did as am pleasantly surprised at how much I like it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
Pretty easy and pretty tasty. I think I may have drained off too much water as a bit of a struggle getting whole wheat bread crumbs to coat all 4 sides really well but it still came out well. In addition to using whole wheat bread crumbs I also used I can't believe it's not butter vs real butter to reduce calories and weight watchers points and it still had excellent flavor. I'm not a huge buffalo sauce fan but fam and I are doing strictly vegetarian for a week and they love buffalo wings so thought I'd give it a try. Glad I did as am pleasantly surprised at how much I like it! Read More