Truth be told, I never really liked tofu that much before I tried it baked. Oh, I liked it fried, in Chinese restaurant meals (like PF Chang’s), but otherwise I found it too mushy. I tried to combat the mushiness by freezing it and then defrosting before cooking with it, which results in a chewier texture. But that’s just too much work…
So, imagine my excitement when I realized (thanks to B) baking tofu creates a texture I can sink my teeth into with the easiest prep possible–win, win!
- 2 packages of firm or extra firm tofu (I prefer organic)
- 1 to 2 T. coconut oil
- salt, to taste
- Take the first block of tofu out of the first package. Place it in a colander and top with a folded paper towel. Take the second tofu out of the second package and place on top of the folded paper towel. Place heavy bowl or plate on top of “tofu tower” and allow to drain for for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 and grease jelly roll pans with coconut oil.
- Remove tofu blocks to a cutting board. Slice into thin rectangles as evenly as possible and place on jelly roll pan, as in picture above.
- Sprinkle with salt, to taste.Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes. Flip. Bake for another 10. Avoid baking too long or it will become crispy!
- Add to your favorite recipe, such as Thai Yellow Curry with Baked Tofu.