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Fried Chick’n Strips Ingredients: 1 (12 ounce) package water packed silken-style soft tofu, frozen and thawed 1 cup flour or bread crumbs, for coating garlic powder, to taste salt and pepper, to taste paprika, to taste parsley, to taste 1/2 teaspoon vegan sugar 1/4 teaspoon turmeric for yellow color, optional Directions: Drain water from tofu, then smash it. Place between two cutting boards or whatever you have, and use a towel to soak up the water until tofu is about 1/2”thick. Really smoosh all the water out! Mix all the spices and sugar with the flour. Carefully take the tofu apart where it naturally is too thin to hold together; it’s like strips. Make sure tofu is very cold before rolling in flour. Roll cold tofu in flour and spice mixture then let it sit on a plate (very important) and molecularly bond with the flour for 15 minutes-1 hour. Fry in oil until crispy and browned. It’s great with any dipping sauce! I served it with mashed potatoes and artichokes. I bet you could bake it at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, turning a couple times carefully. Enjoy! Source of recipe: This recipe is courtesy of a wonderful accident! I froze the soft silken tofu, when it defrosted all the water just oozed out, I kept squeezing (cause it was kinda fun) and the resulting flattened square looked like something I could tear into strips. I thought the silken soft tofu wouldn’t work for meat substitutes, but this is why it is so good! I don’t want to be running off at the mouth but this recipe is more tech- nique than ingredients.