Easy crispy baked tofu that you can serve on its own, on a salad, in a stir-fry or in a sandwich! The options are endless with this staple tofu recipe.
I’ve been a tofu fan for years and love eating it in a variety of ways… I’m not picky! Having said that, if you are new to tofu or the texture throws you off, you might want to try this crispy baked tofu.
I don’t know if everything is better crispy, but I love crispy foods and crispy tofu is the best!
How to Prep Tofu for Baking
One of the main things you need to know about baked tofu is that you need to buy extra firm and you need to press it to get all the liquid out. The tofu pressing process takes a little bit of time but is not labor intensive… promise.
You’ll start by draining your tofu – cut a slit in the tofu package and drain the liquid out. The next step is to press the excess liquid out. You can use a tofu press for this, but if you don’t have one there are some other easy ways to press tofu! Simply wrap the tofu block in paper towels or a clean dish towel and set it on a flat surface. Stack a few heavy items on top to press the moisture out – I typically use a cast iron skillet, canned food or cookbooks. This process can take 30-90 minutes depending on how heavy your items are.
Baked Tofu Video
How to Make Baked Tofu
After pressing out the excess moisture, your tofu is ready to absorb the flavors you season it with and crisp up!
Cut the tofu into 1/2 inch cubes and add to a large container or mixing bowl with a cover. In a small bowl, combine your seasoning mix: nutritional…