Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Instructions

Step 1:

If using frozen tofu, remove water from packaging. Place tofu in packaging directly in freezer overnight.

Step 2:

The day of making this, remove from freezer and thaw completely. Press for 20-30 minutes to remove all water.

Step 3:

While the tofu is being pressed, make the marinade. Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

Step 4:

Break the tofu is sizes of choice and pour the marinade over. Let sit 10 minutes up to an hour.

Step 5:

When ready to cook tofu, warm up oil to 350º F in pot or saucepan.

Step 6:

Make a breading station by combining 2 cups flour, baking powder, spices, 1 tsp salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.

Step 7:

In a separate shallow bowl, combine the non-dairy milk, vinegar, ½ cup flour, paprika, 1 tsp of salt and pepper

Step 8:

Using a spoon, pour small amounts of the wet batter into the dry batter, about 3 tbsp of wet batter.

Step 9:

Coat marinated tofu in the wet batter first, then carefully move to the dry batter. Do the process again so that it has been coated twice in the wet and dry batter

Step 10:

Set on wire rack or plate until oil is ready. When oil has reached 350º place the coated pieces in the oil.

Step 11:

Cook for 6-8 minutes flipping at the halfway mark. Once they reach golden brown and crispy, they are ready to be taken out.

Step 12:

Transfer to wire rack or towel lined dish. Sprinkle with salt as desired.

Step 13:

Serve immediately for ultimate tastiness.

PREP TIME

minutes

COOK TIME

10 minutes

SERVINGS

2

Ingredients

Tofu Marinade

1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast

1/4 Tsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Maple Syrup

2 Tsp Garlic Powder

 

Batter

2 & 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour

1 Cup Plant-Based Milk

1 tsp Vinegar

1 tsp Baking Powder

2 tsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

2 Tsp Salt + More to finish

2 Tsp Pepper

14 oz Tofu, firm or extra firm (frozen overnight optional)

Oil of Choice, for frying (I use Vegetable)

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Recipe Key

Vegan
Vegetarian
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free

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