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Crispy Baked Tofu

You'll never need another baked tofu recipe! My version is nice and crispy on the outside while remaining super soft on the inside. —Ralph Jones, San Diego, California
  • Total Time
    Prep:15 min. + standing Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • Sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Blot tofu dry. Cut into 3/4-in. cubes. Place on a clean kitchen towel; cover with another towel. Place a cutting board on top; gently place a large cast iron skillet on top. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, whisk together soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Place cornstarch in a separate shallow dish. Add tofu to soy mixture; turn to coat. Add tofu, a few pieces at a time, to the cornstarch; toss to coat. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake until cubes are golden brown and crispy, 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through. Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Baked Tofu Recipe

How do you keep tofu crispy?

This tofu recipe gets nice and crispy while it's baking in the oven. Baking it at 400°F for 25-30 minutes is the perfect sweet spot for crispy tofu. Blotting the tofu dry, like in this recipe, also yields crispy results. Here are a few of our other suggestions to avoid soggy tofu.

What spices go well with baked tofu?

You can add whatever spices you like to this meat substitute. One of our favorites is tossing tofu in tapioca starch, dredging it in egg, milk and paprika, and then dropping it in panko crumbs, garlic, basil and oregano. Here are a few of our other favorite seasonings and marinades:Check out these tofu recipes for more inspiration.

How long does baked tofu last?

Baked tofu lasts for about three to five days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 154 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 949mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.
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