… shaking it off… and heading out in search of balance…

FARLEY UPDATE! the little dude had his surgery early this afternoon… the doctor called me right after and said he came through with flying colors!! the doctor said he had to remove “a large amount of debris from the spinal canal”… yikes!!

I’m sure farley boy will be up to his old antics in no time… including keeping all the toys for himself…

SO given that there was a big football game on last night, i was craving “hot wings” but didn’t want to leave the house, didn’t really want chicken, and wanted to be healthy… so what i really wanted was buffalo wing FLAVOR.

thus, the buffalo un-wing was born!

(tofu cooked in buffalo sauce)

i grabbed what seemed like it would make a good sauce…

the frank’s could have been the sauce on its own, but i wanted to add the sriracha to make it spicier, the worchesterrrrshiiiirerer to thin it out a little bit, and the garlic, well… b/c everything is better with some garlic.

but really, i think whatever your favorite hot sauce/bbq sauce will do!

i tried to press as much water out of the tofu as possible b/c i wanted a more dry, less squishy consistency, so i put it in paper towel between two plates with a book on top for about 1/2 hour

then sliced it up, laid it in a baking dish, and smothered both sides of it with my sauce…

then we all chillaxed for an hour… the tofu in the fridge, and the rest of us…

(ok this photo is old, but i thought it was appropriate)

then i shoved the tofu in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes, then flipped them (why is tofu so hard for me to flip without destroying it??) and let it go another 15.
the flavor had permeated the tofu really well… but i wanted it to be crispier, so i tossed it in a pan on the stove, letting each side cook for a few minutes.

this was the clincher! the final sizzle in the pan gave the tofu the crispier/caramelized outside i was looking for!

anne finished up the teen’s steak (every couple months he begs and pleads for A PIECE OF REAL MEAT)

he was just so happyyyyyy

and the un-wings!

served with mashed potatoes (skin on and just some light sour cream added) w/ frank’s on top, and a quick romaine/carrot/cuc salad w/ a light ranch drizzzzzzle

the flavor of the un-wings was really good… just spicy enough to make ya lips burn, and totally satisfied the hot wing craving!

FINALLY… roll on over to one of my most favoritest new friends’ blog, holly, the everythingtarian, and you might could win a blender!!

so does anyone have good tofu tips?? i really like it, and think it can be good a zillion ways, but man oh man i am seriously weak sauce when it comes to handling it!?!!?!?


Comments on: "the buffalo un-wing" (5)

  1. oh i am glad farley is doing good. what a sweetie.

    omg, i LOVE that frank’s buffalo sauce! it turns anything from drab to fab. your tofu looks dy-no-mite!

    love the pup pics, as per usual.

    have a great night, doll!

    p.s. no tofu tips from me, i don’t really eat it!

  2. Holy yum….that tofu looks awesome. I am going to have to try my hand at buffalo un-wings.

    The biggest thing I use tofu for is a dairy substitute for ricotta cheese. I use about half a block of extra firm tofu and throw it into my food processor with 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast, some basil, salt, pepper, and garlic. I blend it till it has reached the consistency of ricotta. I have used it in lasagna, pasta dishes, basically anything that I want to have that ricotta flavor. It’s easy to make it sweet too. Instead of all the herbs add some sugar and whatever flavoring you like. It is dee-lish. I also like to bake tofu. I marinate it in whatever flavor I want and then pop it into oven for about 30 minutes. Sometimes I cook it a little longer because I like the chewiness it gets when it’s been cooked that long and the crispy edge that forms on it.

    • susan said:

      I have been wanting to do tofu as cheese… I love chgese but obviously tofu would be healthier! Thanks for the great suggestions!!

  3. I think you did a great job with your tofu! Your un-wings inspire me šŸ™‚

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