Tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients on the planet, period. Not only is it an excellent source of protein, but it also comes in so many different varieties so you can cook it in different ways! A popular way is– you guessed it– crispy. This can be deep-fried but also baked for a healthier option. Intrigued? We went through the Food Monster App and found 15 of the crispiest tofu recipes you ever did see.
1. Baked Basil and Almond-Crusted Tofu
Looking for a way to get crispy, warm tofu without having to deep fry it in oil? This Baked Basil and Almond-Crusted recipe for basil crusted tofu forgo oil by baking instead of pan frying or deep frying. The grain-free crust is made from a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried basil, and dried oregano. The tofu goes really well on sandwiches, on salads, in wraps, and as a snack on its own.
2. Tandoori Tofu
Not only does the Tandoori-Style Tofu taste delicious – spicy and moist – but the leftover marinade helps make an amazing sauce that can be ladled over the tofu if desired, and over rice or potatoes
3. Crispy Peanutty Tofu and Trumpet Mushrooms
Combine the crispy tofu and Oyster mushrooms, then lay them on a bed of coconut rice and you have a tasty meal. This Peanutty Tofu and Mushroom Dish is cozy enough to curl up with on a chilly fall day fall but brightly flavored enough to feel invigorated. The recipe is comfort food that won’t weigh you down.
4. Buffalo-Style Tofu
This Buffalo Tofu recipe is not for the weak-of-heart. It’s a true spicy Buffalo sauce, but you can choose to calm it down a little if you want to.
5. Crispy Coconut Tofu With Bok Choy
If you’re looking for an effortless curry dish, your search ends here. This Crispy Coconut Tofu With Bok Choy is affordable, approachable, and can pair with any veggie you like. It’s crispy, sweet from the coconut flour and coconut rice, and also spicy from the Sriracha!
6. Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho
What makes this delicious Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho extra special is the rich broth. Lemongrass, anise pods, whole cloves, and plum vinegar creates a rich umami taste that compliments the soup perfectly.
7. Pineapple and Cashew Stir Fry with Caramelized Tofu
8. Chickpea Tofu With Tahini Sauce
The nice thing about tofu is that it is protein dense and can easily be incorporated into a dish to improve the protein stats. In a similar Fashion, this richly seasoned and flavorful Chickpea Tofu With Tahini Sauce are great for topping salads or other dishes. Unlike tofu, they are more like firm bread in consistency, quite fun and filling.
9. Easy Baked Tofu With Coconut Panko Breadcrumb Crust
Golden brown and crispy, this Easy Baked Tofu With Coconut Panko Breadcrumb Crust recipe is so satisfying and easy to make! Baked in the oven, or you can choose to fry it in the pan. Either way you will get the crispy finish you desire.
10. Lemon and Herb Tofu
Tofu takes on the flavors of whatever marinade or sauce it’s cooked in. This Lemon and Herb Tofu is seasoned with bright flavors and baked to crispy perfection.
11. Crispy Tofu and Black Bean Fajitas
Fancy a quick and easy vegan meal that can be whipped up in 15 minutes? Then this Crispy Tofu and Black Bean Fajitas recipe is the one for you. If you’ve got the pre-misconception that tofu is bland then you definitely need to try this and we promise you won’t look back.