Vegan Hot Honee Fried Tofu


  • 2 blocks(15oz. each) extra firm tofu
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, i used franks
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • roasted brussels sprouts
  • 1 pound(16oz.) brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. The first thing you need to do is freeze the blocks of tofu

  2. You can do this the night before you plan to make the tofu

  3. Freeze them solid

  4. Then when you are ready to make the tofu, thaw the tofu completely

  5. Either in the microwave, or just let the tofu sit in the sink until thawed

  6. Next, press the tofu

  7. Place the blocks of tofu on some paper towels, then put something heavy on top and press for at least 15-20 minutes

  8. Or use a tofu press

  9. Now, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the soy milk, lemon juice, hot sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt and the celery salt

  10. Once the tofu has been pressed and a lot of the liquid has come out, break the blocks of tofu into irregular chunks as large or as small as you want(see picture above)

  11. Then place the chunks of tofu into the soy milk marinade you made

  12. Marinate the tofu for at least 30 minutes

  13. Make the hot honee, whisk together the agave and hot sauce, set aside

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