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These tofu strips can turn any tofu hater into a tofu lover. They are crunchy and indulgent are made even tastier when dipped generously into the maple dill sauce. Boring, bland tofu no more!

Southern-Fried Tofu With Maple Dill Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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For the Tofu:

  • 7 ounces of extra firm, pressed tofu
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil

For the Maple Dill Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Salt, to taste


To Make the Tofu:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the bread crumbs and spice mix.
  3. In a separate shallow dish, mix together the chickpea flour, water, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Spread the oil onto the parchment paper.
  5. Slice the tofu into strips. Dip them into the flour mixture then into the breadcrumb mixture and
  6. place onto the oiled parchment.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

To Make the Maple Dill Sauce:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Chill until you’re ready to serve.

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