Thirty Minutes to Crispy Tofu

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I love tofu, which I know isn’t to everyone’s taste but I’m sure I could convince you with this recipe. Normally served a little on the soggy side, I wanted to create a recipe which gave the tofu more texture. It’ll only take thirty minutes, so you can chuck the tofu in the oven whilst you prepare the rest of your meal. Whilst tofu is a great source of protein for meat free diets, it’s also a simple and cheaper alternative to meat. If this is something new to you, embrace the change and give it a try. You can tag me in your food creations on Instagram @oliviafurner.

Ingredients 

  • 1x block tofu (I use cauldron or The Tofoo Co) 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning (optional)

Method 

  1. Wrap the tofu block in a tea towel, and place on a plate with a heavy object on top. This will help to drain the tofu, to prevent it going soggy. Preheat the oven to 180 fan oven.
  2. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper, and lightly grease with olive oil.
  3. Now slice the tofu into chunks, this depends on what you’re using it for. (Cubes for curry, and slightly longer if eating it alone). Lay onto the baking tray, and lightly rub each cube with oil then season.
  4. Place into the middle of the oven, cook for ten minutes. Once the timer has finished, take out and flip each cube over. Place back into the oven, and cook for a further ten minutes.
  5. Take one final look, if they’re golden and crispy you’re ready to rock. You can always leave them a further couple of minutes.
  6. That’s it, you’re ready to go. You can now add your crispy tofu to a curry, or just plate up and serve with rice and vegetables.

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