Tofu is a delicious and popular dish not only in Asia. If you are a vegetarian and are looking for the best way to cook tofu, you are in the right place. Today, we will instruct you on how to make crispy baked tofu simple and easy to do at home.
1. How To Make Baked Tofu
- A block of extra firm tofu (14-15 ounces)
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 0.25 tsp garlic powder
- 0.25 tsp honey
- 0.25 tsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tsp corn starch
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (for garnishing)
Step 1: Wrap the tofu block with paper towels. Place the wrapped tofu on a chopping board/tray and put a heavy pan/container (for weight) on top for 20 minutes. The extracted water will be soaked with paper towels then cut tofu into 1-1.5 inches thick cubes
Step 2: Set the oven for preheating at 400°F. Also, ready the baking sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray. While the oven preheats, mix the olive oil with soy sauce, garlic powder, honey, and white wine vinegar.
Step 3: Drop the tofu cubes into the sauce mixture and stir gently using a spoon to coat evenly on all sides.
Step 4: Now, add the corn starch on top of sauce-coated tofu cubes then stir well for sure the corn starch powder is no longer visible
Step 5: Transfer the well-coated tofu to the lined baking sheet pan. Using a spoon, separate each tofu cube from the other. (*The tofu pieces should neither be touching nor overlapping; otherwise, they won’t crisp up on all sides)
Step 6: Transfer the sheet pan to the preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes. During the baking, take the sheet pan out of the oven every 10 minutes interval, flip the cubes, and put it back into the oven.
Step 7: Finally, once the tofu cubes look strikingly crisp and golden, take them out of the oven and transfer them to a serving dish. Let the baked tofu pieces cool for 5 minutes, as cooling helps make it crispier.
Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top and enjoy! Also, you can serve it with your favorite stir-fries, salads, and baked cuisines.
This baked tofu recipe is an excellent snack/starter to enjoy directly. After reading this article, you will feel that How To Make Baked Tofu is not as difficult as you think; good luck and successful implementation of this dish.
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