Baked Tofu Fries

baked tofu fries on a white plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce

Tofu is a staple in our house. I use it in soups, stir fry, desserts, etc. Mr. K’s favorite way to eat tofu is when I pan fry or grill it until the exterior develops a crunchy, chewy crust.

close-up of baked tofu fries

We recently had some tofu fries at a restaurant and he asked me to remake it at home. Those tofu fries were deep fried and while they tasted great, it just felt wrong to turn something so healthy into something unhealthy. So instead, I decided to do some oven baked tofu fries.

These are so simple to make and they taste great. The outside of the firm tofu develops a nice crust, just like it was fried.
baked tofu fries on a white plate
You can add some different seasonings and play around with the flavor. I chose to just do simple salt and pepper and then dipping sauce.
process shot showing how to cut the fries into sticks
I was recently was given a bottle of Umami sauce, bottled by Red Kitchen Foods and developed by a team of Omni chefs for use at Omni Hotels & Resorts. It’s an explosion of flavor– like ketchup, barbeque, steak and spicy sauce all combined into one. We’ve been using it with steak, burgers, and now these tofu fries. I think it would work well with ribs too.

a close-up of a bottle of umami sauce

Mr. K was quite happy that I made him these. They were gone within minutes.
a bowl of dipping sauce with a baked tofu fry in it and more fries on the plate

Baked Tofu Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

These tofu fries are inspired by ones we had at a restaurant, but instead of deep frying them I bake them in the oven so they are healthier. They are a quick and easy snack!

Ingredients:

  • 2 blocks firm tofu
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice tofu into 1/2 inch thick sticks, so that they resemble french fries. Using a few paper towels, attempt to squeeze as much water out of the tofu fries as possible. 

  2. Lay tofu sticks onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the top of the fries with olive oil and then sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Bake for about 20-30 minutes until fries are golden and outside is crisp. Eat immediately.

Notes:

You can add some different seasonings and play around with the flavor of these tofu fries and it's fun to switch up dipping sauces, too.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Tofu Fries
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 9mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

13 comments on “Baked Tofu Fries”

  1. We actually make something like this at my house, only we bread the tofu in panko bread crumbs! They are delicious 😀

  2. Mmmm looks soo good! What a great idea, I never know what to do with tofu. I always buy it but I never really like eating it, but I’m sure that will change once I make this 🙂

  3. I picked up a few blocks of tofu the other day on sale and just so happened to cross this post while trying to figure out what to do with the extra. Just got a batch of these out of the oven and I’m impressed! They’re not french fries by a long shot (I’m a potato fiend and french fries are by far my greatest vice.), but they are chewy and a touch crunchy and go great with a dab of homemade honey dijon!
    This is fantastic. I’ve been trying to get more soy into my diet lately, but I’m still fairly inexperienced working with tofu, so I’m super happy to have a simple, quick recipe to add to my repertoire.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I want to do make-ahead breakfast bowls that I can put in the fridge for the week.  I was thinking of cutting these into smaller pieces to resemble home fries as a base for eggs and salsa.  Do you think the tofu “fries” would keep for a week in the fridge?

  5. That should be okay – do you think they will reheat well?

  6. Cant wait to try them!! I will let you know how they turn out 🙂

  7. my doctor has out me on a strict diet due to tummy issues, im new to tofu, any other recipies that are simple you have???

    • In the search bar (located on the right if you are on your desktop) you can type in “tofu recipe” and it should list out all my tofu recipes. I have a few you can try. Hope that helps!

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