Oven-Fried Tofu

Spicy and crisp tofu, perfect for dipping into hot sauce or barbecue sauce.
Yield 3-4 servings
Time 30 minutes
  • baking dish
  • whisk
  • 2 shallow bowls
  • ½ t oil
  • ¼ c flour
  • 1/3 c cornmeal
  • 1 T Cajun seasoning
  • 1 t onion powder
  • ½ t cayenne
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t pepper
  • 2/3 c non-dairy milk
  • 2 T lime juice
  • ½ pound tofu, pressed and cut into 6-8 strips or triangles
Directions Preheat oven to 375. Oil the baking dish and set aside.

Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, and seasonings in one bowl, and the milk and juice in the other.

Dip a piece of tofu in the liquid, then in the dry mixture, and set on the baking dish. Repeat with the rest of the tofu.

Bake 8-10 minutes, flip, and bake another 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.*

Serve hot.

Notes * My tofu seemed very dry when I flipped it, so I sprayed both sides with a bit of olive oil.

Recommended accompaniments

According to the recipe creator, this is reminiscent of oven-fried breaded catfish, which I’ve never eaten, so you be the judge.

The Everything Vegan CookbookAdapted from the recipe for “Cajun-spiced cornmeal-breaded tofu” in The Everything Vegan Cookbook (read my review).

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