Sunday, February 5, 2012

Savory Crispy Tofu

Simple. Quick. Delicious. These little tofu bites would pair great with steamed broccoli or any other steamed veggie. They're light and have a great flavor. I'm excited to see how they do as leftovers tomorrow.

Savory Crispy Tofu
Source: Whole Foods Recipe App.

Takes at least 3 hours to marinate, a total of 20 minutes, max, to prepare, and 10 minutes to bake. Serves 3-4 people.

  • 1 16 oz package of extra-firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup sweet and hot mustard
  • 1/2 cup seasoned dried bread crumbs
  • pinch of chile peppers
  • olive oil or cooking spray

  1. Cut tofu in 3 equal sections lengthwise.  Then cut each section in half lengthwise and then again in half widthwise, for a total of 12 pieces.
  2. Arrange several pieces of paper towel on a plate and place the tofu on top. Cover the tofu with several more pieces of paper towel and press lightly to remove excess water from the tofu.
  3. Arrange the tofu in a container large enough to store the pieces in a single layer.  Using a knife or brush, spread the mustard evenly on all sides of the tofu.  Cover container and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  4. After tofu is marinated, preheat oven to 375.
  5. Transfer bread crumbs to a large plate.  Add pepper flakes and stir together. Coat each piece of the tofu in the bread crumb mixture and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until brown and crispy.

Cleanup Factor:
Once again, LIGHT!  Pick up scraps and wash cutting board, baking sheet, plate, and other small misc utensils.

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