Mexican Chick-Un And Waffles

AuthorpadminCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

This Mexican recipe requires tofu which is usually 100% gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan and it contains soybeans. It is rich in iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium and other essential minerals.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

For Chick-Un:
 ¼ cup dry red wine
 1 tbsp minced chipotle in adobo
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp fine sea salt
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 1 lb extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into 8 slices
For the Waffles and Gravy
 1 cup nondairy milk
 ¾ cup fresh or frozen corn, divided
 2 tbsp nondairy butter, melted
 2 tbsp canola oil
 1 tsp pure maple syrup
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1 tbsp baking powder
 ½ tsp fine sea salt
 1 tbsp seeded, minced jalapeño
 Nonstick cooking spray
 Canola oil, for cooking
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 poblano pepper, cut into half-moons
 ½ small onion, cut into half-moons
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 cup vegetable broth
 1 tbsp cornstarch
 Salt and pepper, to taste

To make the chick-un:
1

Combine the wine, chipotle, and spices in an 8 × 12-inch (20 × 30-cm) pan. Add the tofu, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.

To make the waffles:
2

In a blender, combine the milk, 1/2 cup (125 g) of the corn, butter, oil, syrup, flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.

3

Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup (62 g) corn and the jalapeño.

4

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C, or gas mark 2).

5

Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron instructions using nonstick cooking spray. Keep the waffles warm in the oven. You should get 2 standard-size waffles.

6

Lightly coat a large skillet with canola oil and heat over medium heat. Drain the tofu, reserving any marinade, and cook until brown, about 4 minutes. Cook the other side for about 4 minutes. Keep warm in the oven.

To make the gravy:
7

In the same skillet, combine the olive oil, poblano, and onion. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until the onions are softened. Add the garlic.

8

Add the broth and cornstarch to the tofu marinade. Whisk until smooth. Add to the skillet and whisk until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add more chipotle, if desired.

To assemble the sandwiches:
9

Break the waffles into quarters. Place a quarter on each plate and top with 2 pieces of tofu and some gravy.

10

Top with the second waffle and tomatoes and avocado.

Ingredients

For Chick-Un:
 ¼ cup dry red wine
 1 tbsp minced chipotle in adobo
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp fine sea salt
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 1 lb extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into 8 slices
For the Waffles and Gravy
 1 cup nondairy milk
 ¾ cup fresh or frozen corn, divided
 2 tbsp nondairy butter, melted
 2 tbsp canola oil
 1 tsp pure maple syrup
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1 tbsp baking powder
 ½ tsp fine sea salt
 1 tbsp seeded, minced jalapeño
 Nonstick cooking spray
 Canola oil, for cooking
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 poblano pepper, cut into half-moons
 ½ small onion, cut into half-moons
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 cup vegetable broth
 1 tbsp cornstarch
 Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

To make the chick-un:
1

Combine the wine, chipotle, and spices in an 8 × 12-inch (20 × 30-cm) pan. Add the tofu, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.

To make the waffles:
2

In a blender, combine the milk, 1/2 cup (125 g) of the corn, butter, oil, syrup, flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.

3

Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup (62 g) corn and the jalapeño.

4

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C, or gas mark 2).

5

Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron instructions using nonstick cooking spray. Keep the waffles warm in the oven. You should get 2 standard-size waffles.

6

Lightly coat a large skillet with canola oil and heat over medium heat. Drain the tofu, reserving any marinade, and cook until brown, about 4 minutes. Cook the other side for about 4 minutes. Keep warm in the oven.

To make the gravy:
7

In the same skillet, combine the olive oil, poblano, and onion. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until the onions are softened. Add the garlic.

8

Add the broth and cornstarch to the tofu marinade. Whisk until smooth. Add to the skillet and whisk until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add more chipotle, if desired.

To assemble the sandwiches:
9

Break the waffles into quarters. Place a quarter on each plate and top with 2 pieces of tofu and some gravy.

10

Top with the second waffle and tomatoes and avocado.

Mexican Chick-Un And Waffles