Popcorn Tofu with Mint “Honey” Mustard Sauce

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Who needs popcorn shrimp or popcorn chicken?  This popcorn tofu is so delicious it instantly became a new family favorite!  It’s hard to understand why anyone would  need to eat any other kind, especially since this is not only amazingly yummy, but also cruelty-free!  It just shows how vegans can eat better, healthier versions of just about everything non-vegans eat!

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  • 1 14 oz package extra firm tofu, drained
  • 3 T safflower oil
  • 4 T ener-G egg replacer
  • 1/2 cup + 4 T water
  • 2 t vegan stock powder, such as vegebase
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 2 t onion powder
  • 2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 2 T agave
  • 2 T dijon mustard
  • 1 t chopped fresh mint
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A baby watermelon works perfectly to press tofu!

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Cut tofu in half widthwise and then into 12 cubes, so you have 24 cubes total.

Combine the egg replacer, water, vegebase and soy sauce in a bowl.

Combine the flour, cornmeal, yeast, thyme, onion powder, salt, pepper, and oregano in another bowl.

Dip the tofu cubes one at a time into the “egg” mixture and then into the flour mixture, and repeat so each piece is dipped into both twice.

Heat 2 T of the oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and when hot, add the tofu.  Cook about 4 minutes per side, until golden.  You may need to add the remaining T of oil when you flip the tofu.

Drain on paper towel and let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

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For the sauce, combine the agave, mustard and mint.

Serves 4-6

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