For those of you that prefer to stick to eating vegetables, tofu may be one of your go-to foods. There are different ways to enjoy it, and today we’re going to highlight one that involves some crusted tortilla chips! Let’s get started with the ingredients.
- Six ounces of crushed tortilla chips
- Fourteen ounces of extra firm tofu
- A pair of beaten, large eggs
- Two limes juice
- A teaspoon of onion powder
- Half a cup of soy sauce (low sodium is best)
- A teaspoon of ground cumin
- A pair of grated garlic cloves
- A teaspoon of smoked paprika
- Half a teaspoon of sriracha
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- A 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour
- A ¼ cup of olive oil
Begin by pressing and draining the tofu. Place it on a paper towel and then place additional paper towels on top of it. Place a heavy skillet or book on top and allow the liquid to press out for a minimum of fifteen minutes. A tofu press is another option if you happen to have one. After pressing, cut the tofu in half horizontally and then cut the halves into four shorter sticks.
For the marinade, whisk together the sriracha, lime juice, garlic cloves, soy sauce, and olive oil in a medium bowl. Place the tofu in the marinade and move it around so that all sides are covered. Put it in the refrigerator preferably for an hour, but no less than twenty minutes. If the tofu has yet to be covered entirely by the liquid, flip it.
Once the tofu looks like it’s nearly done marinating, fire up the oven by preheating it to 400 degrees. Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and prepare a trio of bowls. Pour the flour into a shallow medium bowl and stir the onion powder, salt, cumin, and paprika in. Use another bowl for the beaten eggs and place the chips on a plate.
Remove all pieces of the tofu from the liquid and allow any excess to drop off. Dip it in the flour, making sure all sides are coated and then get rid of the excess with a gentle shake. Proceed to the next bowl and dip all sides into the egg for a brief moment, again shaking off the excess. Coat all sides with the tortilla chips and then place each tofu stick on the baking sheet.
Your baking time for the tofu should be about twenty minutes, making sure to flip it over at the ten minute mark). Once it’s done, remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a bit.
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