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Pan Fried Tofu And Waffle Skewers

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These Pan Fried Tofu And Waffle Skewers are a fun, portable, vegetarian take on the popular Southern dish of Chicken and Waffles!

Spicy Pan Fried Tofu And Waffle Skewers

When I first heard about the combo of fried chicken and sweet waffles, I couldn’t help thinking why? Until I tried ’em!
In those early days of my intro to the combo of chicken and waffles, I couldn’t help marvelling at how well they paired together, so, I had to come up with my spin on them – and that, my friends, is what you see here today. These fun and versatile Pan Fried Tofu And Waffle Skewers rely heavily on the flavor of El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) and El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce, and can be paired with pineapples or peppers or both, and served up with a cold and refreshing cucumber salad for a picnic or summer get-together.

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These Pan Fried Tofu And Waffle Skewers are in no way perfect to look at – the pieces of tofu and waffles are not cut evenly, and neither are the pineapple and green bell pepper chunks. But, these are so rich in flavor, thanks to the El Yucateco® hot sauces which I picked up from Publix.

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El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce is the perfect “all purpose” sauce. It is made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomato, and select spices and seasonings, and packs a little more kick then the average hot sauce but with far less vinegar, so you get the true flavor of the pepper when you add this sauce to any dish, whether it be a Bloody Mary or Shrimp Cocktail or Wings.
El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) is a rescued recipe from the Mayan vault. This sauce is made from the ripest habaneros giving it a slightly rustic and earthy flavor. Although, this is one of the hottest sauce measuring approx. 12,000 on the Scoville scale, it is favored by all hot sauce lovers and is not so extreme that it can’t be used as an everyday sauce either. This is a hearty full flavor sauce so when pairing, make sure to partner this sauce with something equal in flavor to maintain some balance. For example, mix this sauce with raspberry or cherry preserves for a sweet & spicy spread, or pour it on over steaks and ribs when grilling. No artificial coloring added.

Spicy Tofu With El Yucateco
Spicy Waffles With El Yucateco

Now, you don’t have to cut up the waffles, and can just pile up the pan fried tofu on the waffles and enjoy this dish, like we often do. The only reason I made the skewers is that they are portable and easy to eat at picnics or even while driving.

Last spring, my daughter and I stumbled on “Artisphere” when we drove to Greenville, South Carolina for cake! And, this spring, amidst the weekends of Mother’s Day, graduation parties, baccalaureate ceremonies and graduation itself, we are trying our best to squeeze in a quick drive up to Greenville to catch artisphere again as we fell in love with some of the performances by artists and musicians last year. Seeing I had those Blender Chocolate Pretzel Bars lined up for dessert for our road trip, I figured we needed a meal as well. So, I decided to put some Pan Fried Tofu And Waffles onto Skewers! For fun, I threw in some pineapple wedges and bell peppers on some of the skewers and also made this simple and refreshing cucumber salad to pair with the skewers.

Refreshing Cucumber and Onion Salad
Waffles And Pan Fried Tofu Skewer
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Waffles And Pan Fried Tofu Skewer

Pan Fried Tofu and Waffle Skewers

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi


Pan Fried Tofu

  • 1 block extra firm tofu drained and cubed
  • 2 tbsps El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce OR El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce Kutbilik
  • 6 tbsps water
  • 2 tspns coriander
  • 3 tbsps tomato paste
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1-2 tbsps olive oil

Spicy Waffles

  • 1.5 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk low fat or milk of your choice
  • 3 tspns baking powder
  • 2 tbsps El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce Kutbilik
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pinches salt

For the Skewers

  • pineapple pieces
  • Pan Fried Tofu
  • Waffles
  • Green bell pepper
  • Wood skewers


Pan Fried Tofu

  • Add olive oil to a pan over a medium flame.
  • Make sure tofu is well drained (I used paper towels) then cut the tofu into bite sized pieces.
  • In a bowl, mix the water, tomato paste, El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce OR El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik), coriander, and salt { I made two sauces one with El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce and one with El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) }. Then Add the hot sauce mix to the cut up tofu.
  • Add the tofu to the pan and let pan fry for 3 minutes over a medium flame. Then, flip and cook for 3 more minutes on the other side.
  • Serve on top of Spicy Waffles or with pieces of spicy waffles on skewers.

Spicy Waffles

  • Mix brown rice flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Then add in the eggs, milk, El Yucateco® XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) and olive oil. Stir well.
  • Pour into a waffle iron and cook - makes 2 waffles which you can enjoy with pan fried tofu.

For the Skewers

  • Place pieces of waffles, green bell pepper, pineapple and pan fried tofu on skewers in any order you like and enjoy on your next picnic, road trip or get together.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 645mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 6.7g
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  1. Oh my goodness YES!! This is absolutely brilliant, Shashi!! Hubby and I first tried chicken n waffles on a trip to Vegas and feel in love with it. We’ve been making it at home ever since. Something about that savoury/sweet combo that I just love. Such a lovely idea using tofu here and the portability of these skewers is so awesome for the summer months. And that habanero hot sauce? Gimme!!! Girl loves her spice 😉 Another wicked recipe, my friend! xo

  2. These skewers look delightful! I bet no-one would even miss chicken with these flavours! And I like how you added some refreshing cucumber to cut down on heat.

  3. I love, love, love, love this idea! What a fun flavor combination, and I love that you made them into skewers! Seriously, such a fun dinner this would make!

  4. Friend – you are SO creative. What a great spin on shish-ka-bobbies – w/these stacked skewers. I must confess I have never tried this hot sauce – but I definitely will on your recommendation. Even though I lived in the south for years, I never did have that chicken and waffles combo so popular there. Just couldn’t do it. But these tofu and waffle skewers really have my attention and count me IN!!! Hope all is well in your world. Looks like our 3rd (yes, third) house buyers here will actually follow through, and two houses have fallen through that we were pursuing, so I MIGHT be officially homeless on June 14th when we close on ours. That’s how it looks right now anyway. Stay tuned. So I might show up at your door looking for tofu and waffles, I know you would feed me, right? HA HA XOXO

  5. Wow! What a fun twist on a classic Southern dish. We can’t get good chicken and waffles up here in our area, but we can make ’em at home. But I’ve never thought of turning those waffles into a skewer. Skewers are just such a fun way to serve a meal! And I bet these taste amazing with that El Yucateco flavor mixed right in. What a creative and awesome recipe, Shashi! I’m hoping you and lil Shashi do indeed squeeze a trip up to Greenville in there again. 🙂

  6. You know what, Shashi? I often say that homemade food shouldn’t look perfect (Well especially when it doesn’t look the way I was initially planning hah). But these skewers look rather beautiful and fancy. The combo really is intriguing and appealing. Well done!

  7. Such a beautiful and flavorful looking skewers, Shashi! Snacks on sticks are the best, and these tofu waffle skewers are everything I want in a healthy and delicious appetizer. And that hot sauce addition sounds wonderful Shashi. Happy Mother’s Day. 🙂

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