Ready for happy hour in your home?! These Buffalo tofu bites are packed with flavor — not too hot, not too spicy. They're fried, but not deep-fried like their counterparts are and perfect when paired with the cooling vegan ranch sauce. These Buffalo bites are a great snack for weekends, movie-watching, or just hanging with friends and family.
2 tablespoon almond milk (more or less depending on your desired consistency)
TO MAKE THE TOFU BITES:
Press your tofu, removing as much liquid as possible. You can do this by wrapping your tofu in paper towels and putting something heavy on top of it. Change out the paper towels as many times as necessary.
Preheat your oven to 350°F and wipe your baking sheet with vegetable oil.
Cut your pressed tofu into small, bite-size pieces.
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. In another small bowl, combine Buffalo sauce and cornstarch.
Roll a tofu piece in flour mixture, coating all sides. Then, transfer to buffalo sauce mixture, coating all sides. Let the liquid drip off and carefully transfer to your oiled baking sheet. Save excess buffalo sauce and cornstarch mixture for later.
Once all pieces are evenly coated, place in oven and bake about 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, and transfer to a large frying pan with about 1/8-1/4 inch of hot oil. Pan sear/fry the tofu pieces on each side for about 2 minutes, to crisp the breading/sides.
Remove tofu pieces from the pan and set on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the extra oil. Remove excess oil from pan and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Return the tofu pieces to the pan on low heat, tossing with the excess Buffalo sauce and corn starch mixture from earlier.
TO MAKE THE RANCH:
Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together.
Chill in the refrigerator in a resealable container.
The Surznick Common Room is co-written by Sarah and Nick, a couple of 20-somethings living in (and loving) Pittsburgh, PA. Their blog showcases DIY projects, delicious recipes, fun adventures, budget-friendly fashion, favorite reads and more while sticking to a post-college budget. By day Sarah works in human resources and Nick is a music teacher. When not working on their blog you can most often find them at a concert, enjoying happy hour with friends, or indulging in their latest Netflix obsession.