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How to make the perfect crispy baked tofu: cook's tips

  • Pressing the tofu means it gets super crispy – if you have time, do step one the night before for extra crispness
  • Make a peanut dipping sauce to serve with peanut butter, tamari, lime and maple syrup

How to store crispy baked tofu: Best eaten straight away

How to serve crispy baked tofu: Sprinkle on top of stir-fries or simply eat with steamed rice and veggies

Can crispy baked tofu be made in advance: Dry and press the tofu the night before

Crispy baked tofu recipe


  • 280g extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • ½ tbsp cornflour


  • STEP 1

    Slice the tofu into 2cm slabs and pat dry with kitchen paper. Lay flat on a lined baking tray, then put another sheet of baking paper over the top. Put another baking tray on top, then something heavy – a pan or some tins will work well. Set aside for at least 30 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and line a baking tray. Pat the tofu dry again then cut each slab into three strips then each strip in half. You should have about 20 chunks. Put in a bowl with the oil and tamari, toss well to coat, then sprinkle in the cornflour and give the bowl a good shake so everything is well coated. Season well.

  • STEP 3

    Use tongs to put the tofu on the baking tray in an even layer. Bake for 30 mins, turning halfway, until crisp and golden all over.

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