Airfryer Buffalo Tofu Rips

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:35 m

If you want to up your tofu game then these crispy Air-Fryer Buffalo Tofu Rips are for you! Perfectly cooked crispy tofu covered in a smooth and silky buffalo sauce, we've served ours with ranch dip - the ultimate combo! Crispy, crunchy and oh-so tasty make sure to give these a go.

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For the tofu rips

<item-todo-done>2 x 280g block of firm tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>170ml plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60g plain flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g panko breadcrumbs<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp onion powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp ground cumin<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp black pepper<item-todo-done>

For the buffalo sauce

<item-todo-done>60g plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60g Buffalo hot sauce<item-todo-done>

For the cashew ranch

<item-todo-done>150g cashew nuts<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200ml plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp lime juice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 handful of chives<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done> spring onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> lime wedges<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Boiled kettle | Food processor or liquidiser | Airfryer

Press the tofu

  • Press the tofu between kitchen paper for 15 minutes, this will help your tofu get extra crispy

    For the cashew ranch

  • Add the cashew nuts a pan of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes, then strain and run under cold water to cool slightly
  • Put all the ingredients for the ranch sauce except for the chives into the food processor or liquidiser and whizz for 1–2 minutes until smooth and creamy
  • Transfer to a serving bowl
  • Finely chop the chives and add them to the sauce

Make the batter

  • Put the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and plant-based milk into a bowl and whisk to a batter
  • Pour the panko breadcrumbs into another bowl and rub them between your thumb and fingers to break into slightly smaller breadcrumbs

Batter and breadcrumb tofu

  • Tear the tofu into rectangular strips, and drop into the batter
  • Give a really good stir so that each piece of tofu is coated in the batter
  • Shake off the excess batter and roll in the breadcrumbs, repeat until all bits are coated you want them to be fully covered in the breadcrumbs, set to one side

Bake the tofu

  • Set the airfryer to 200 degrees and fry for 15 minutes 

    Meanwhile, make the buffalo sauce

  • Melt the butter and hot sauce in a saucepan over medium low heat
  • When the crispy tofu is ready, transfer to a mixing bowl and coat in the buffalo sauce


Time to serve

  • Sprinkle over spring onions, squeeze the lime and serve with french fries



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