Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oven Fried Tofu

Whenever I have been eating a lot of rich food, most specifically meat, I inevitably find myself desiring this simple and healthful meal.  My husband will also request it from time to time when he is feeling the need for some super nutrition. 

This is my favorite way to use nutritional yeast. If you are prejudiced about tofu, there is nothing I can say to change or open your mind so I won't bother.  But if you enjoy tofu, or are curious about ways to use tofu, may I invite you to try this? 

Any of your favorite herbs and spices can be used here with good results.  Garlic and onion powder are good, chili powder and cumin are good, any herbs I've ever used taste great.  This time I simply used parsley. 

Oven Fried Tofu
1 14-oz. block of extra firm tofu
2 - 3 Tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp. parsley
Canola oil

Drain the tofu, pat dry, and slice into 6 slices.  Put into a shallow dish in a single layer.  Drizzle with soy sauce and allow to marinate for about 10 minutes. Turn, and continue marinating, adding more soy sauce if needed, and marinate for another 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, mix together the nutritional yeast and parsley, or other seasonings of your choice, in another shallow dish.  Dredge the tofu slices and cover on all sides with the yeast mixture.  Place on a well-oiled, rimmed sheet pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  Turn the tofu slices, rotate the pan, and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown and crunchy on the outside.

Serve with brown rice sprinkled with Gomasio, and braised, steamed, or stir fried fresh vegetables.

Dare I say it tastes like chicken?


  1. I would skip the rice and sprinkle Gomasio on the tofu. Nutritional yeast makes everything taste so good. Have you had the PB tofu at Rosetta's?

  2. Our son is vegetarian so I am always looking for new ways to cook tofu! Thanks for the recipe...