Buffalo Tofu Wings

Buffalo Tofu Wings

Buffalo Tofu Wings adapted from the Post Punk Kitchen with some small changes. This recipe is delicious and easy to prepare for any plant-based friends. We recommend trying different sauces for this recipe, too!


Makes: 16 wings

Buffalo Tofu Wings

  • 14 oz block extra-firm tofu, sliced into 16 rectangles
  • Salt
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice 
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup cold unsweetened non-dairy milk (we used oat milk)
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbs dried rosemary
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • Canola oil for frying 

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted


  1. Drain the tofu from its package and lightly press it with a couple paper towels to removed excess liquid.
  2. Cut the tofu into 16 equal rectangles, then place them carefully in a mixing bowl.
  3. Gently toss the tofu in 1/2 tsp salt, the 3 Tbs olive oil and 1 Tbs lemon juice.
  4. Line the tofu out onto a small baking sheet.
  5. Using one mixing bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs, rosemary, black pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  6. Combine the non-dairy milk, cornstarch, and soy sauce in a separate mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
  7. Now, using clean hands, dunk one tofu rectangle at a time in the milk slurry first and then use your other hand to toss the dunked tofu into the breadcrumbs, enough to coat evenly. Then, place the breaded tofu onto the same baking sheet.
  8. Repeat step seven until all the tofu has been breaded, then repeat step seven again with all the tofu for a double-coating.
  9. Discard any remaining slurry and breadcrumbs.
  10. In a large cast-iron skillet, fill 1/4 inch with canola oil. Set heat to medium-high. Once hot enough to fry, add the tofu and fry. It should take about 8 minutes total, so flip the tofu half way through frying.
  11. Place the fried tofu onto a tray or plate with a few paper towels to gently pat dry of excess oil.
  12. Meanwhile, melt the butter and mix with hot sauce, whisk together.
  13. Coat the fried tofu in the buffalo sauce, serve with carrots, celery, and vegan ranch, or with a salad, and enjoy!