Seemed like the tofu was “done” in the oven in 15 minutes, tops. Even tofu haters love this one. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. Thanks for making my life easier and my tastebuds happier!!! Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Thank you for sharing. Thank you! Comments. This was the most successful tofu I’ve ever made! I made a really yummy General Tso sauce to go on top, too. Hi and I’m hearing impaired, love bake tofu so delicious because it so good n crispy thanks, This was a great recipe, thanks for sharing, kids loved it! Hi I used cornmeal instead seasoned with Himalaya salt onion powder garlic powder and so forth you choose, shake in a bake like fish’s spray with oil that Is your panI fried mine in pure olive oil must watch the tofu this burns easily. Now, you just need to toss your tofu in a little oil (just 1 tablespoon for the full batch), tamari or soy sauce (for some flavor) and cornstarch or arrowroot starch. To make the baked tofu nuggets gluten-free, simply use your own gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs of your choice! Little oyster and voila! Hi Emma! You are tossing halfway? I baked it at the temperature it said in the recipe for the time it stated too. Anyway, I baked it, coated it in the egg and bbq sauce mixture, rolled in flour mix and fried. Please let me know how your tofu turns out in the comments! I didn't freeze the tofu beforehand but I don't need the "meaty" texture. I followed the recipe exactly and when I used parchment paper my tofu stuck horribly to it… almost ruining the recipe. Hello! If you plan on slicing it, … What in the world am I doing wrong? More about Cookie and Kate », Follow us! Thanks! They just sit in soggy puddles. I was so glad with how it came out crispy on the edges and soft in the middle just like you said! I can NEVER get my tofu to not stick to the parchment paper. I actually also added a little cayenne and chinese 5 spice before baking,result was awesome. Lightly crumbled tofu is a great vegan-friendly alternative to scrambled eggs. Great recipe! This will … About ⋄ Contact ⋄ Cookbook ⋄ Recipes ⋄ Shop ⋄ Subscribe, Cookie and Kate receives commissions on purchases made through our links to retailers. Yes, it doubles well! Corn starch! Thanks Kate for your inspirational work. Tried today with cornstarch and it was a bit “heavier” but still nice. Great recipe…thank you! I am an elderly vegan from the UK who adores crispy tofu but over the years has failed in all attempts to produce even one crispy piece myself – until last night, when I tried your wonderfully clear and simple recipe. Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! I have used this recipe several times without cornstarch (because I didn’t have any) and it was still perfect. It’s not half bad With ranch taste like chicken.I did have crispiness to it maybe a little bit more for me to my liking. I didn’t expect it to come out that good. Cornstarch is a more processed ingredient, but it yields the crispiest results. Add comma separated list of ingredients to include in recipe. Definitely will make it again. I am excited to try this. This was specifically designed for the oven. I’m sorry to hear that! Thanks. This was my first ever home tofu recipe and i’m hooked! Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. Thank you for sharing your creativity and passion with the world! I’m sorry to hear that. Slice the tofu into thirds lengthwise so you have 3 even slabs. The first time I found it a bit hard to mix up the entire block at the same time. Turned out perfectly, just as you described. It was great. I’m glad it worked out. I want to hear how you put it to use. How long are you baking it for? I cooled pieces on paper towel to soak up some oil and then coated with Corky's BBQ sauce and placed on a well greased pan and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes. Cornstarch vs. arrowroot: You might be wondering which starch is better. I hope you love it. I work in food service in a natural foods store, and the trick to getting tofu firm, not mushy, is baking it first. Do you have any tips on storing the tofu after you’ve baked it? 10 mins. This made the extra firm tofu tasty with your peanut sauce recipe. Hi Lyndsay! © Cookie and Kate 2010 - 2020. I make it at least once a week. Coating the tofu with egg does the trick and if desired you can use breading and various other seasonings instead of flour and bbq sauce. The tofu was incredibly crispy and worked great with the sauce, like how breaded chicken works well with sauces. Made the crispy baked tofu last night. I’m excited you loved it! Sonia, Scotland. Thank you for sharing, Kelley! Makes a beautiful and colorful bowl. Thank you. This was absolutely the best tofu I’ve ever tasted! I left it in 25 just to be safe and it was way overcooked. Is there any substitute for the oil or am I just out of luck? Spread your prepared tofu in an even layer across a sheet pan. (It's all free.). If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. Ive never baked tofu before so is this normal? Slice or cube the tofu according to how you want to serve it. The recipe doubles nicely. Thank you for sharing, Richard. Just fry enough at one time so they are not crowded. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing the tofu halfway, until the tofu is deeply golden on the edges. I did not have any cornstarch but they still turned out MUCH crispier than when I cook it on the stove! Gave this recipe a try to see what dishes we could incorporate it in. Very good but a bit time consuming. It goes very well with Japanese curry, stir fries, Thai curries, etc. Have you tried that? I can’t wait ’till I get some more tofu and not put it in the freezer before using this. I ended up switching to the TJ’s firm, because this method works so well. DELICIOUS! Let’s talk about tofu! Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. It’s organic, too, which is important when you’re buying tofu because soy is conventionally treated with fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides. Sliced tofu is dipped in egg whites, floured, fried, coated with bbq sauce and grilled. This was indeed the best all around tofu recipe I’ve ever made. I hadn't heard of freezing tofu for a meatier texture. Thanks to you both!! Hi Alisa, it’s not suppose to pop. It tends to be a little thicker so may not work like you think it will. FANTASTIC Information is not currently available for this nutrient. I did try a few pieces of the tofu with spicy barbecue sauce…it was great like that too! Last night I made it to go in as the protein for a ‘no-chicken noodle soup’ recipe. I tried this, it turned out like rubber and completely inedible. Some people swear by cooking their tofu in a skillet, but it never turns out well in my cast iron skillets. The only issue I had was the tofu was very chewy, do you think I over baked it? It is so frustrating. If I use 4 eggs (roughly 200 grams; American large egg is about 50 grams each without shell), you’ll need 300 – 400 grams/ml dashi to achieve smooth, silky texture of egg tofu. I added some snap peas, cashews, broccoli, a little of lime juice. The more it gets brown the more it gets crispier. How long did you leave it pressed for? I use this tofu recipe for everything! Thank you, Blair! Is it possible I pressed too much water out? You saved Crispy Barbequed Tofu Slices to your. Boom! I wish I could figure out what I did wrong. Hi Julia! I’ve never had tofu before, but needed to up my protein and found this recipe. I’ve used this so many times that I have it memorized! We loved this! I agree- the baking makes it turn out so much better! 410 calories; protein 15.2g 31% DV; carbohydrates 50.4g 16% DV; fat 17.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1348.2mg 54% DV. Use as desired. Lay some paper towels or a clean tea towel on a flat surface, and place the slabs side by side on top of the paper towels. I’m going to try this tofu recipe next with an orange “chicken” recipe served over white rice. I’m excited you loved it. Thanks for a new addition to my recipe rotation. Unfortunately, flour will get too gummy. I really liked this recipe! This is THE BBQ tofu recipe!!! Just made the crispy baked tofu for the first time. Great way to change this one up! Omg. Broil for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned and crisp, watching closely so as not to burn them. 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