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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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Conveniently portable, El Yucateco® sauces often tag along with us on picnics and on road trips!
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

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


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

  1. Add olive oil to a pan over a medium flame.
  2. Make sure tofu is well drained (I used paper towels) then cut the tofu into bite sized pieces.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve on top of Spicy Waffles or with pieces of spicy waffles on skewers.

Spicy Waffles

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

For the Skewers

  1. 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.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size g
Amount Per Serving Calories 310Saturated Fat 3.5gCholesterol 86mgSodium 645mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2.7gSugar 6.7gProtein 11.5g

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