So versatifle and easy to make, Crispy Baked Tofu is a great alternative to meat for filling tacos, burritos or topping a salad. We love the spice but you can use taco seasoning, fajita seasoning or your very own concoction.
Course: Dinner, lunch
Keyword: baked tofu, meatless, tofu
114 ounce block extra firm tofu
Preheat the oven to 400˚F and place a large cast iron skillet in the oven.
Drain the tofu and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Place another paper towel on top and then cover with a cutting board. Top with a heavy can or canister and press the tofu to extract some of the moisture. Press for 15-20 minutes.
Cut the tofu in half lengthwise and then cut into bite sized pieces.
Transfer the tofu to a bowl and toss with the olive oil.
Whisk together the salt, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne and cornstarch.
Sprinkle the seasoning over the tofu stirring to coat.
Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and add the tofu to the pan.
Return the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Flip the tofu pieces over and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the tofu is golden and crispy.
Serve the tofu immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
Leftover tofu can be store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Be sure to press your tofu before slicing and cooking to remove the moisture for best results. You can use a tofu press or make your own by pressing between layers of paper towels under a plate with a heavy can or canister on top.