Crispy Baked Tofu Recipe

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Teresa Published: December 16, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Crispy Baked Tofu

Take four easy ingredients and start cooking this baked tofu that’s tossed in tamari and olive oil, then baked until golden and crispy.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 15oztofu,1 block, organic extra-firm
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsptamari,or soy sauce
  • 1tbspcornstarch,or arrowroot starch

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the tofu from sticking.

  2. Drain the tofu and use palms to gently squeeze out some of the water. Slice the tofu into thirds lengthwise to create 3 even slabs.

  3. Stack the slabs on top of each other and slice through them lengthwise to make 3 even columns, then slice across to make 5 even rows.

  4. Line a cutting board with a lint-free tea towel or paper towels, then arrange the tofu in an even layer on the towels.

  5. Fold the towels over the cubed tofu, then place something heavy on top (like another cutting board, topped with a cast iron pan or large cans of tomatoes) to help the tofu drain.

  6. Let the tofu rest for at least 10 minutes (preferably 30 minutes, if possible.)

  7. Transfer the pressed tofu to a medium mixing bowl and drizzle with the olive oil and tamari. Toss to combine. Sprinkle the starch over the tofu, and toss the tofu until the starch is evenly coated, so there are no powdery spots remaining.

  8. Tip the bowl of tofu over onto the prepared baking sheet and arrange the tofu in an even layer.

  9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing the tofu halfway until the tofu is deeply golden on the edges. Use as desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 114.57kcal
  • Fat: 7.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.87g
  • Fiber: 1.01g
  • Sugar: 0.71g
  • Protein: 9.18g
  • Sodium: 264.37mg
  • Calcium: 214.66mg
  • Potassium: 166.97mg
  • Iron: 1.85mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.21mg
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