I recently discovered that I totally love tofu! I can definitely only eat it in moderation because it fills me up, but that is not a bad thing. I mostly make tofu over the stove, but yesterday I tried baking it in the oven and, oh my gosh, it was so good. ❤
I used extra firm tofu for this recipe. I did not season or marinate it before baking, instead I added it to some serious Thai coconut lime stir fry and it absorbed flavor there. I am looking forward to experimenting with different seasonings and marinates prior to baking. I would be very interested to hear your different experiments with this recipe, what variety of tofu’s you use and what seasonings or marinates you like best. Here is the recipe:
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
And that’s it!
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Meanwhile, dry out your tofu. Remove the tofu from packaging and place between two paper towels. Place some kind of weighted object on top to help press out the liquid. You can use a pot or pan or whatever. I used a pizza stone and it was perfect! If the paper towels become too wet, just switch them out for new ones. Continue to soak up the moisture for 10-15 minutes. The more moisture you remove, the crispier and browner your tofu!
Next, cut your tofu into about 1 inch cubes. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out your tofu pieces with enough space between them. Don’t suffocate or overcrowd them; they need their space.
Bake for 15 minutes, flip, bake for 15 more minutes.
DONE! That’s literally it!
EAT YOUR VEGAN HEART OUT