Baked Tofu Fries

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A popular appetizer on some Asian menus is Fried Tofu. Tofu contains a good amount of fat and deep frying it in oil takes a healthy food and turns it into a not-so-healthy one. Here’s a great way to make Fried Tofu, without frying!

One package (15-16 ounces) of tofu.

Freeze the entire package of tofu. Once frozen, the package can be defrosted. Freezing and defrosting changes the texture of the tofu and makes it chewier.

When the tofu has defrosted, remove it from the package. With your hands, over the sink or over a bowl, gently press the block of tofu and squeeze out the water. The tofu can be wrapped in a towel to remove more water.

On a dry cutting board, cut the tofu into 1/2 to 1 inch wide sticks.

Preheat over to 400oF. Take a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Place the tofu sticks the baking sheet. Do not overlap.

Cook for 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet and carefully turn tofu fries over. Return to the over and cook for another 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place tofu fries on a serving dish. Serve hot with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  2 comments for “Baked Tofu Fries

  1. Reza Khademakbari
    November 1, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Most of your recipes use nuts that are too fatty for me. What is the best thing to replace nuts in your recipes? Thanks.

    • Caryn Hartglass
      November 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      This recipe you have posted on has no nuts, just tofu! If you don’t want to use the spicy peanut sauce recipe for dipping, you can use any dipping sauce you like, with or without nuts, like a salsa, mustard or ketchup. Raw, unsalted nuts and seeds can be part of a healthy diet. Studies show that eating nuts helps keep a healthy weight and also helps with feeling satisfied. We need fat and eating raw nuts and seeds provide us with the healthy fat we need. Nuts and seeds have lots of nutrients. Also, although nuts are healthy we should eat too many nuts, 1 to 2 ounces a day is plenty. Stay away from nuts and seeds that are cooked in oil and/or salted. If there is a recipe that has nuts in it and you want to substitute something else, please post your question on that recipe.

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