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Nashville Hot Fried Tofu Sandwiches with Creamy Cabbage & Pear Slaw
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Nashville Hot Fried Tofu Sandwiches

with Creamy Cabbage & Pear Slaw

Tags: High-Protein, Nut-Free, Chef's Choice
SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
740
FAT
33g
CARBOHYDRATES
89g
PROTEIN
27g


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INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 oz vegan mayo
  2. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 2 oz shredded green cabbage
  4. 1 Bartlett pear, cut into matchsticks
  5. ¼ cup cornstarch
  6. 14 oz organic extra firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and torn into bite-size pieces
  7. 2 tsp turbinado sugar
  8. 1 tbsp chipotle morita powder
  9. 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  10. 2 pretzel buns
  11. 1 oz dill pickle chips
  12. ¼ cup vegetable oil*
  13. Salt and pepper*
  14. *Not included
  15. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  16. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
Allergens: soy, wheat
Tools: Large skillet
SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
740
FAT
33g
CARBOHYDRATES
89g
PROTEIN
27g


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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Make the pear slaw

Add mayo, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add shredded cabbage and pear, and toss to coat. Set aside.

2
Make the batter

Add cornstarch, 3 tbsp water, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a large bowl and whisk. Add the tofu and toss to coat. (4-serving meal: use 6 tbsp water)

3
Fry the tofu

Heat ¼ cup vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, carefully add the tofu and cook, turning occasionally, until tofu is deep golden brown and crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer fried tofu to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the skillet back on the stove, with the oil in it, with the heat off. (4-serving meal: use ½ cup vegetable oil) TIP: If necessary, work in batches for the 4-serving meal.

4
Make the spicy coating

Let the pan cool down for 2 minutes, and with the heat still off, add turbinado sugar, chipotle morita powder, and garlic to the pan with the oil and stir to dissolve the sugar. Toss the fried tofu in the pan with the spicy oil until evenly coated. If the sugar isn’t dissolving, turn the heat on low until the mixture is smooth. TIPS: If you prefer to use less oil, remove half the oil before adding the sugar, chipotle morita powder, and garlic. And if you’re sensitive to spice, use just ½ tsp chipotle morita powder.

5
Finish the sandwiches and serve

Position oven rack in the middle and set the broiler to high. Toast pretzel buns in the oven until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add pickle slices to the bottom half, then top with the Nashville hot fried tofu and pear slaw. Close the sandwiches and serve with any remaining pear slaw and any remaining pickles. Dig in! TIP: You can toast the buns in a toaster oven instead if you prefer.

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