Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Baked Tofu Strips 2 ways

Guess what I'm eating this Wednesday.....
If you answered oats for breakfast and salad for lunch then you would, of course, be right ;-)

My salad today incorporated my Vegan Mofo theme.....
The "bake-off" series includes finger food.
But without the use of high fat pastry I had to make something other than standard "sausage rolls" and "meat pies". 
So today I bring you a different type of finger food....

BAKED TOFU STRIPS

                                            Cut firm tofu into 1cm thick strips.
Place in a baking tray.
Spread a thin layer of either soy sauce or sweet chili sauce over the tops of the sliced tofu.

Pour water in the baking tray til it reaches 3/4 of the way up the sides of the tofu (amount of water will vary depending on the size of your tray and the amount of tofu you use).
 
Place in a preheated hot 220C oven.
Bake for 15 minutes then flip the tofu pieces over to their other side, cover again with the sauce and then return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
The water will have evaporated and the tofu will be slightly crispy. 

Serve.
Options for serving these strips is endless --> they make great 'nibble' food, or served on top of a salad, or as part of a meal :-)

10 comments:

  1. Yum, I adore baked tofu strips! I can't make a stir -fry these days without adding some baked tofu as it's so much nicer plain tofu. And I love nibbling on the leftovers too!

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    1. Oh I'll have to try them in stir-fry because they definitely won't fall apart :-)

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  2. I love baked tofu strips :) I want tome now!

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    1. Yay for a fellow baked tofu lover :-)

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  3. I need to take note! My Tofu Strips don't come out very good most times! These look GREAT! Thanks for linking me, too, btw! You are now on my links as well!

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    1. You're welcome - thanks for the link too :-)
      My personal opinion is that its very hard to 'over bake' when it comes to tofu strips - they're always better done more than less! :-) And don't forget the water or else they end up way too dense without the 'chewy' factor! Good luck - be sure to let me know how you go :-)

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  4. mmm yum. I've baked tofu a few times but never with water so I'm going to have to try it that way. Your photos are making me hungry!

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    1. I like the way it doesn't dry out as much with the water! Let me know how you go :-)

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