Battered, Southern-Fried Tofu

19 Jun

One of my many variations, this one seems to be juuuuuuust right.
Also, people that are truly Southern-bred may already know this, but I discovered the key to effortless battering: keep one hand wet and one hand dry.

2# hard tofu, each cut into 16 “fingers”
Oil for deep frying

Dry Mixture:

1 cup flour
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Wet Mixture:
3 Tbsp yellow mustard
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water

–Heat the deep fry oil to 375′.
–In one bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
–With one hand, coat the tofu in the wet mixture and then drop it in the flour mixture. With the other hand, cover the tofu with the flour mixture, retrieve it, and put it on a plate. This keeps one hand dry and your flour mixture from getting all gummy.
–When the oil is hot, fry a pound of battered tofu at a time (or whatever works with your pot / deep fryer) for about 6 minutes.
–Let drain on a towel and enjoy!

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