I have to say right up front that Lacey hates this tofu preparation. I love it, though, so it appears in our house from time to time. It is the place I go when I miss fried chicken. Lacey never touched the stuff. Maybe that (a) explains her aversion and (b) endorses the proximity of this dish to the other.
I got the recipe by entering into a recipe swap with a restaurant I used to frequent. I promised I would not share their recipe, so I won’t. To their recipe I add two or three ounces of Tapatio hot sauce and cut out a bunch of salt. Brings me all the way to heaven. I need to remember to add a load of black pepper. For some reason, I have never added black pepper.
Done, and OH HELL YES! Fried chicken is really just a vehicle to deliver fat, salt and pepper, so tofu does just fine my me.