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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
Vegan 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 
Vegan 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 
Vegan 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
Vegan 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
Vegan 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
Vegan 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
Vegan Pineapple and Cashew Stir Fry with Caramelized Tofu

Pineapples and caramelized tofu make this Pineapple and Cashew Stir-Fry with Caramelized Tofu even more interesting than your ordinary stir-fry. A perfect dinner for summer, or for any occasion you’re craving some fresh veggies!

8. Chickpea Tofu With Tahini Sauce
Vegan 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
Vegan 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
Vegan 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
Vegan 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.

12. Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise
Vegan Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise

Give tofu a real chance if you haven’t yet. It comes in many textures, and all it requires is proper seasoning and cooking technique! If you thought your vegan life would never let you dive deep into a plate full of bennies again, think again. This Tofu Benedict With Hollandaise hits the spot.

13. Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi
Vegan Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi

Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi, a Hawaiian type of sushi, was created during World War II by Japanese Americans living in the internment camps. It quickly became a favorite and is now a popular lunch and snack item and can be found all over the islands from restaurants to kiosks. In this instance, it is made by grilling or pan-frying slices of seasoned tofu, then placed on top of a ball of rice molded into a Spam-shape and wrapped with a strip of nori seaweed. The tofu doesn’t taste exactly like Spam, but it provides that salty, smoky, sweet meat-like flavor and texture of Spam.

14. Potato Hash and Tofu Scramble Skillet 
Vegan Potato Hash and Tofu Scramble Skillet

This big heaping Potato Hash and Tofu Scramble Skillet is perfect for serving a household of hungry mouths! Serving meals in a skillet brings out that warm and fuzzy feeling inside, and somehow even makes the meal taste better.

15. The Crispiest Tofu
Vegan The Crispiest Tofu

Presenting… the Crispiest Tofu. These bites are so crunchy, you might need earplugs to eat them! The possibilities are endless. Add them to a salad, include them in a sandwich, try them in spring rolls, experience them in tacos, or devour them à la carte as a tasty snack. Irresistibly crispy and crunchy, tangy and spicy, and with a tender and almost creamy interior, these addictive bites will convert even the most staunch tofu skeptic into a faithful devotee, proving just how far this versatile, unassuming white block can go…
For more tofu techniques, check out 10 Saucy and Flavorful Ways to Cook Tofu! You can find these recipes and many more on our Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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