Oh man, this is such a great way to have tofu. I suppose I should have pictured it all healthy-like with rice and some greens and such, but quite frankly, I'd really PREFER to eat it plain.
Just like this.
Lick it off the plate.
And maybe DRINK some of the extra sauce.
1 lb. firm tofu, pressed overnight in fridge.
Cube tofu, in medium cubes (or whatever size you want to work with, smaller is just more tedious)
Toss with a Tbsp or two of cornstarch until all pieces are lightly coated. Shake off excess.
Fry in hot peanut oil, turning until all sides are crisp and brown. Leave each side until it browns, do NOT turn constantly!
Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Add to BBQ sauce and simmer for 30+ min until sauce is thickened.
Bourbon BBQ Sauce
3 tablespoons margarine
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup bourbon (or apple cider I suppose!)
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best, mmmm)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce (or 1 Tb. soy)
1 Tbsp. or to taste, of your favorite hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a saucepan, melt the butter with the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for until golden, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine; add fried tofu cubes, reduce heat to low and cook until thickened, about 30 to 45 minutes.
You can stick cocktail toothpicks in the cubes if they are dense enough and serve at a party! We did this last New Years and it was a huge hit!!