I'm going to a Super Bowl party tomorrow afternoon at a friend's house. I wanted to take a tasty appetizer that isn't a dip or chips or cut veggies or cut fruit. I saw a recipe for Buff Tempeh Wings on VegWeb.com. I have never prepared or eaten tempeh, so I thought I'd make the recipe today to see if it was good enough to take. It definitely is. No, these don't taste like regular buffalo wings, but they are tasty.
I cut the tempeh into 1" chunks and marinated it in hot sauce. I didn't make my own sauce, like the recipe calls for. I used Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce. I skipped adding the extra oil and spices. The Frank's is hot enough by itself. I marinated the tempeh for several hours as I cut it up and covered it with sauce around 10AM, but didn't cook it until 5PM.
I heated some canola oil in a small skillet. The pieces of tempeh cooked pretty quickly and browned nicely. I will probably cook them this way again, but I think it'd be much easier to flash deep fry them for a couple of minutes.
After all of the tempeh was fried and golden, I threw them in a bowl so I could cover them with the reserved buffalo wing sauce.
My youngest son knew I was cooking buffalo wing bites, but had no clue they were tempeh and not regular chicken. He wanted them for supper, so I put 4 bites each in two high fiber flour tortillas with some condiments for him. He ATE them up! He still has no clue it was tempeh. I'm debating whether or not I should tell him. :::grin:::