Crispy Tofu (Oil Free, Vegan)

Whenever we go out I love to get a tofu dish from our favorite Chinese restaurant. After going out and being discouraged by the amount of oil used in most tofu dishes at restaurants, I decided that I would find a way to make a crispy tofu without the use of oil. I love using this recipe to make tofu that I can then toss in a teriyaki or orange glaze sauce. I always use an oil free sauce, and will have some recipes that I love to use coming out very soon. In this recipe I normally use whole wheat flour, but you can most certainly use oat flour as a great gluten free option. This tofu goes great with rice and vegetables or in a teriyaki stir fry. You can also use this recipe and just enjoy the pieces of tofu dipped in your favorite sauces as an appetizer.

Here's what you will need!

  • 12 oz package of firm or extra firm tofu

  • 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour or oat flour (GF)

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Large bowl

  • Oven

Directions:

  1. Open package of tofu and drain the water, but do not press the tofu (we want to keep the moisture in and around the tofu)

  2. Cut the tofu into 1/4" pieces

  3. Mix together the dry spices and flour

  4. In a large bowl toss the tofu pieces with the flour and spices

  5. Toss until all of the tofu has been covered by the flour mixture

  6. Place onto a silicon baking mat or on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper

  7. Bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes in the oven (checking at 30 minutes) until the tofu has a crispy exterior

Enjoy!

- Plant Based Gabriel


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