Monday, October 22, 2012

My Favorite Sandwich from Cookin' Crunk

Ask a cookbook author her favorite recipe, and she'll probably be hard-pressed to pick just one. I have a list of faves that I rattle off every time someone asks. But there's one sandwich that always tops my list — the Fried Tofu Chicken Wafflewich:


Chicken 'n' waffles is a thing down South. To be honest, in my meaty pre-teens, I never actually tried this strange combo. But when I started cooking vegan, I became obsessed with trying to recreate it. And what better way to combine chicken and waffles than with the awesomeness of a wafflewich?

Now, this recipe is no joke. It involves making my Southern Fried Tofu Chicken (beer battered!!) and my Savory Sandwich Waffles. Oh, and there's a simple recipe for the sandwich's signature Maple-Dijon Sauce.

It's not light on calories either. Most of my recipes are reasonable, calorie-wise, because I count calories religiously. There's even a calorie/nutrition breakdown provided for every recipe in the book, but don't expect this one to be light. I mean, the tofu is beer-battered and fried, for god's sake. But hey, sometimes you gotta live a little. I only eat this sandwich a few times a year, so I gotta make it count.

But despite all the work and calories, every sinful bite is worth it. Just check out the ass end of this sandwich:


Tip: If you have a crappy wafflemaker, cook the waffles a little longer for extra toastiness. The waffles need to be able to stand up to the fillings. If that doesn't work, toast the waffles in a toaster after they're done cooking. Unlike breakfast waffles, sandwich waffles shouldn't have to be eaten with a fork. But it all depends on your waffle maker. I just bought a new one, and it's just "meh" so extra toasting is required.


10 comments:

Lorrie B. said...

Your food always looks so good! Your cookbook is so on my Christmas list! I love that you break down the nutrition facts so I don't have to do it later. It's nice when cookbooks have the calories already counted!

T said...

OMG that does look AMAZING! I am the same way- was never interested in chicken and waffles when I actually ate chicken. But that was also before I went to the South, and so many weird and lovely flavor combos were opened up to me... this is a must-try, for sure!

JohnP said...

Woah!!

Caitlin said...

i would totally eat this right now and savor every bite. it looks so freakin delicious.

Bethany said...

"Check out the ass end of this sandwich..." *ROFL* Love it!

moonsword said...

holyscreamingheartattacks...I can't believe I've lived decades on this earth and have never eaten a waffle sandwich, let alone this stacked masterpiece. I gotta get an iron.
Until then I'd stick it in a pita to catch all that veggie topped deep-fried goodness. :)

Cadry said...

This makes gluttony & calories totally worth it! :D

Allysia said...

I've never done up the savory waffles before, it's always seemed a little weird to eat it like bread. But damn that is some beautiful fried tofi! I'd totally devour this sammie!

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Sheridan & Drew said...

I have got to make this sandwich!! Looks so awesome!