yeah, these pretty much kick ass both in taste and ease of prep departments.
1 lbs extra firm/compressed tofu
oil for frying
1/4 cup each melted Earth Balance and cayenne pepper sauce*
2 tbsp maple syrup
cut your tofu into triangles about 1/2 an inch thick.
heat a lot of oil in a deep pot or deep fryer, or a little oil in a skillet, and add tofu triangles. fry until goldenish.
conversely you can place your tofu triangles on a lightly oiled baking sheet, brush the tops of them with oil, and bake at 375, turning occassionally.
while they are baking, combine the EB, hot sauce, and maple syrup in a pan and bring to a boil. reduce heat and keep on a very low simmer.
*you should note that you can easily adjust the heat levels on this recipe by reducing or increasing the amount of hot sauce used. i would say this recipe makes a medium-level spice. it's about as hot as i can go without my kids staging a full on mutiny. if it weren't for them i'd probably double the amount of hot sauce i use.
remove tofu from pan/oven and drain any excess oil. place tofu in a metal bowl.
add sauce, and toss.
eat with vegan-style ranchy dipping sauce (see below for recipe).
yum! serves 2 - 4, depending on if it's for a main dish or appies.
Vegan-Style Ranchy Dipping Sauce for Tofuffalo Wings
1 box firm silken tofu
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp brown rice syrup
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp nutritional yeast powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt to taste
have these ingredients throw down in yr blender or food processor. everybody wins. makes 1.5 cups or so? you can also thin this out with some soy milk if you want a ranchy-type salad dressing.