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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. K was quite happy that I made him these. They were gone within minutes.
Baked Tofu Fries
- 2 blocks firm tofu
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 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.
- 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.
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.