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Crispy Blackend Tofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Crispy Blackend Tofu recipe? Learn how to make Crispy Blackend Tofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by al533

Makes 2 servings



Ingredients (2 servings) For the Tofu 1 block firm or extra-firm tofu (drained and pressed) 2 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or other cooking oil) For the Spice Blend 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon corn starch 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recipe Ingredients for Crispy Blackend Tofu

395 grams (1 block) firm or extra-firm tofu
2 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recipe Directions for Crispy Blackend Tofu

  1. Instructions

  2. Start by pressing a block of tofu to drain out the excess water.

  3. While the tofu drains, go ahead and make your spice mix. Add all spices to a shallow bowl, and stir to thoroughly combine.

  4. Once the tofu has drained, slice the block into four even rectangles - once through the width, and then cutting in half through the top (did that make sense?).

  5. Place tofu in a shallow dish and add soy sauce or liquid aminos - it doesn't need to be much. Just enough to let it soak into the bottom a bit. After a few minutes, flip each piece to coat the other side.

  6. In a saute pan, heat sesame oil (or other oil of your choice) over medium high heat - you want your pan to really get hot! I prefer to use my non-stick pans for this, but you can try it in stainless as well.

  7. Take each piece of tofu and press it into the spice blend, ensuring to coat the whole bottom in a thick crust of spice. Flip it over and repeat on the other side.

  8. Then carefully place each piece into the hot pan - it should sizzle and pop, and you'll see immediate color forming around the base of the tofu.

  9. Add all four pieces to the pan and continue to cook over medium high heat. After only a minute or two, the bottom should be pretty dark in color - flip to the other side!

  10. Cook for another minute or two on the other side, until both are crispy and blackened to perfection.

  11. Slice and serve on a bed of rice with a side of roasted greens!

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 229.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
273
Calories from Fat
168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.7g
29%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1501mg
63%
Potassium
391mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
10.8g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
21.4g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 37% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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