perfect baked tofu


  • 1 pound firm or extra firm tofu, drained and water pressed out
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil

Make sure and get extra firm tofu, the kind in water.  Pressed the water out.  Then freeze it.  Finally, thaw it and press out remaining water.  (I know this sounds like a lot of work, but it's worth it.  And it's a process that can happen over a few days.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the tofu into 1/4″ thick slices. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder and salt, mix well.

Brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Take one tofu slice and brush the sides and edges with sesame oil, place in the breadcrumbs and coat well. Then place onto the baking sheet. Repeat until all the slices are coated.

Bake tofu slices for about 30 minutes until light golden brown and crispy, turning them over halfway through.

1 comment:

PHIL said...

omg, i'm so trying this. i'm going right to the store and getting some extra firm tofu. looks amazing. thanks!