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Tofu - some people love it, some people hate it. However, I believe that the people who hate it just have not had it prepared in the right way yet.
These tofu chunks are crispy on the outside while maintaining a soft and meaty inside. All you need for this life-changing tofu-experience is 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time.
Why use nutritional yeast?
I saw a lot of recipes using corn starch to achieve a crisp outside but I could not make friends with that. Instead I came up with a more delicious and healthier option: nutritional yeast. It makes the tofu crispy on the outside and adds a ton of umami + depth of flavor to the recipe.
What can I use these chunks for?
There are endless opportunities with these tofu chunks. Add them to a curry, a wrap or just serve with rice and veggies. Get creative and share your creations with me on IG tagging @theplantnation.
Crispy Tofu Chunks
Leopold Maria Mehrlein
These tofu chunks are crispy on the outside while maintaining a soft and meaty inside. Feel free to double the recipe to always have them on hand.
1 tbsp soy sauce (or alternative)
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
other spices you enjoy (e.g. paprika, pepper, garlic, etc.)
Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/420°F
Lightly press the tofu using a kitchen towel to get rid of excess water.
Tear the tofu into chunks using your hands.
Toss the tofu chunks in the soy sauce, nutritional yeast and spices.
Place the chunks on a lined baking tray.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-30 minutes.