Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw

Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw

Potluck parties are the best, aren’t they?! Your friends all bring a dish, you get to sample so many different things and everyone is stuffed and happy. I’m the kinda of girl that wants to try every dish (even the weird looking ones) – I just don’t want to miss out on life and food. So the thing about potluck parties in the South is there’s a lot of brown food. Bacon in the potato salad, mini hot dogs wrapped in dough, burgers, obviously. I never would have given all this brownness a second thought but I had to go and marry a long-time vegetarian. I didn’t become a vegetarian overnight but I did start eating a lot less meat and cooking a lot more vegetables. It was difficult at first, making dishes with a variety of colors and textures so you don’t miss the main ingredient. But I love a challenge and experimenting with food and with all that learning and tasting this blog was born. Yay! So the way I eat now seems pretty normal to me but it’s the potluck parties that quickly turn me into a freak – ‘here comes Grace with her weird hippy food’. Ha! I’ve gotten used to it by now and even embraced it but the thing is I still like crispy, brown fried things every once in a while. And when Mark (my hand model) and I go out to eat he’ll order the fried pickles over the kale salad in a heartbeat. So when the super cute and funny Emily and the sweet and lovely Gina teamed up and organized this amazing blogger potluck my first thought was: yaaaay! and my second was: I want to bring something buttery, crispy, tender, juicy and golden brown. That’s where these tofu sliders come in, they’re kinda like fried chicken without the chicken and they’re pretty amazing. While I was outside trying to snatch up the last bit of light with my camera (while also stuffing my face) the 5 year old neighbor boy came by and wanted a sample. I gave him some and told him it was a chicken nugget (is that bad?!). He loved it and did a little chicken dance and wanted more.  So these golden nuggets of goodness are totally made for sharing with friends, the hippy freaks and brown food lovers alike. Be sure to check out all the other tasty treats in #soletspigout roundup of summer potluck recipes, like these s’meaches (s’mores + peaches) oh my! Heaven! Oh and Gina and Emily have been giving away a bunch of cool stuff everyday this week, just head over to their blogs to enter lots of awesome giveaways. Happy potlucking my friends!

Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw

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Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw


For the Chicken Fried Tofu

16 oz extra firm tofu

generous amount of neutral, high heat oil, like rice bran


Wet Ingredients (for the tofu marinade) 

1 egg

1/3 cup kefir

2 tablespoons mustard

1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce)

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 teaspoon liquid smoke


Dry Ingredients

1/2 cup of bread crumbs

1/3 cup of flour

4 tablespoons nutritional yeast

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2  teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon smoke seasoning (optional)


Ingredients for the Spicy Peach Slaw

1/2 green cabbage

1/2 small red onion

2 peaches

1 jalapeño

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste


Spicy Mayo Spread

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 garlic clove, minced



Mix all the wet ingredients together really well. Slice tofu into pieces of desired thickness (no thicker than 1/2 an inch). Dry pieces well and soak in marinade for at least an hour. While that’s soaking make the slaw! Thinly slice all the ingredients using a mandolin or your super star knife skills. Toss ingredients with vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. To fry the tofu, heat a generous amount of neutral oil in your pan on medium/high heat. Coat the marinated tofu pieces with the dry mix. Fry until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. To make the mayo spread just mix up the ingredients well, smear on bread, assemble with ingredients as shown and devour!



I made ciabatta rolls using this recipe. It was pretty easy and worth the effort, resulting in a nutty, tangy, crusty bun! yum!

25 Responses to “Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders with Spicy Peach Slaw”

  1. kellymitchem

    these look beyond words good! Dan and I will be making these FOR SURE!
    also, I love that you told your neighbor they were chicken, too funny!

  2. Meg @ Beard and Bonnet

    OK, I officially just drooled a bit on my keyboard!!! So glad to have met you through the potluck! Pinning this to make for later.

  3. Renee Byrd

    sooooooo I’m gonna try and make a gf version of this. because it is way too wonderful for me to miss out on. that marinade!!! kefir is the secret ingredient. YOU KNOW!!!! So when are we arranging a hang out date? Cuz that needs to happen.

  4. Gina @ So Let's Hang Out

    INCREDIBLE! DROOL! APPLAUSE! ALL THE THINGS!! Thanks so much for joining us this week! We’re so happy that you could participate. xox

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Gina! Thank you so much for making this all happen – together with Emily, of course. It’s been so fun ‘meeting’ new bloggers and being totally inspired by all their amazingness! When is the next one? I can’t wait! 😉

  5. Ileana Morales Valentine

    Oh my goodness. Tofu has never looked so GOOD! I can not let this summer go by without making these. Thank you for the recipe!! And it’s so nice to have found your blog through this awesome summer potluck. 🙂

  6. Olivia Ribas

    OMG, Grace!!!! This tofu is AWESOME. I can’t believe how delicious, amazing, tasty and flavourful this tofu looks like. You are the fest, my friend!! Pinned 😉

  7. Em @ the pig & quill

    I cannot even get over how obsessed I am with (well, for one: chicken-fried anything) these amazing little sammies! I feel like the freshness of the slaw with that wicked fried tofu — #nailedit doesn’t even begin to describe it. And I, like you, am always the one bringing the goofy potluck addition, even here in CA. (“Did you bring the potato salad?” “I brought the *curried* kale-potato salad!” “Sigh…” or “Did you bring the rice?” “Yep, nutty quinoa pilaf right here!” “Sigh…” So I feel ya girl. Just keep at it and they’ll start to dig it. 🙂 Thanks so much for hanging out with out this past week for #SoLetsPigOut! hugs! Em

  8. Molly @ Dunk & Crumble

    Tofu makeover! I love it. And I love that the neighbor kid thought it was chicken, hah. Definitely going to make these (once I get over my fear of nutritional yeast… I don’t know why but I’m intimidated!) Anyway, so glad to have found you through our pig out party 🙂

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Molly! Nutritional yeast can be a bit scary. It took me a while to warm up to it. Maybe introduce yourself to it by sprinkling a little bit over some popcorn? You’ll be surprised by the cheesy, almost junk food flavor it provides. 😉

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Hi Katie! Yes! You could easily make these ahead of time! Just let them cool completely after frying (so that no condensation forms when they’re wrapped), then wrap in foil and warm up in the oven when you’re ready to eat at 300F for about 10 to 15 minutes. They’ll be crispy and delicious! Hope that helps!


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