Baked Crispy Barbecue Panko Tofu (Vegan)

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 block Firm Tofu, sliced into 12 even rectangles
1/4 cup Korean Barbecue sauce or any other BBQ sauce of your choice


Marinade sliced tofu in BBQ sauce for 1 hour in fridge
Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Dip Tofu in heap of Panko breadcrumbs (I put mine in a deep tupperware), flip tofu so crumbs cover all sides. A single layer is sufficient for crispness.
Arrange on baking sheet and bake in oven for 20-30 minutes until sides start to brown.




This tofu is the perfect blend of crispness from the panko and the soft, comforting moistness from the hot ‘n steamy tofu. The marinade and panko together give the tofu a pleasantly sweet and savory taste, and does not require additional sauces or flavor whatsoever. I love that there is no chewy or rubbery surface like the tofu skin can get when baked without panko, but instead it is lightly crisp (not crunchy) on the outside, yet warm and soft on the inside. *sigh* yum. Plus, there’s hardly any work involved in making this dish! Here they are fresh out of the oven!




Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 10:15am


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