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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Baked Seasoned Cornmeal Encrusted Tofu

This is a very simple recipe for that block of tofu you have just hanging around. If you have never had tofu before, or just curious, than this recipe is easy enough to try out.

RECIPE
1 pkg extra firm tofu, pressed 
1/2 c coarse cornmeal
combination of seasoning (I used paprika, garlic salt, and black pepper)

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Make sure that the tofu is pressed. This means that the excess liquid is pressed out of the tofu. To do this, open the package, drain the liquid, and place the tofu into a sealed zipped locked bag. I put the tofu in the fridge and placed a container of some beans I was soaking on top of the tofu. You can use anything heavy enough to press the tofu. Once the excess liquid has been pressed out, you are ready to encrust the tofu.

Add the cornmeal and seasoning into a bowl. Make sure the cornmeal is very well seasoned because the tofu does not have much flavor. Slice the tofu into pieces about 1/8" thick and cover each slice in the mixture. Place tofu on a greased baking sheet and put in oven. Bake in the oven for twenty minutes, flip each piece, then bake for a little longer. That is it...ENJOY!

  
TIPS
  • Serve with a sauce for dipping for a quick snack.
  • Cut up the slices into cubes to use as a topping for salads.
  • For a healthy Soul Food meal, serve the tofu with beans and rice, sweet potatoes, and steamed cabbage.

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