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Spicy Tofu Nuggets

What you need: 

1 lb. (450 g) firm tofu (extra firm is best), frozen, thawed, and cut into 1-in. cubes
1/2 cup (40g)(at least) lightly toasted bread crumbs
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
6 tablespoon ice-cold water
1 teaspoon salt
dash cayenne pepper
oil for frying

What you do: 

These tofu nuggets are great! Even my family (meat-eaters) liked them. After cutting the tofu, whisk the flour and water together to make a smooth batter. In a separate bowl, toss vegan bread crubms, salt, cayenne pepper, and any other seasoning you want to add. (I needed more vegan bread crumbs than the recipe calls for.)Dip tofu cubes into flour-water batter, and roll into vegan bread crumbs to coat. Then heat some oil in a heavy skillet. Drop them into the oil and cook for 2 minutes. Turn cubes and continue to cook until golden brown. Drain tofu on paper towels and serve immediately. If you want to use a sauce, you can use barbecue sauce, spicy peanut sauce, salsa, ketchup, or this recipe for Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce: you need: 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch, 6 tbsp. water, 1/4 c (4tbsp.) dijon mustard, 1 tsp. brown rice vinegar, 4 tsp. maple syrup, 1 tsp. tamari soy sauce. Dissolve cornstarch in small amount of the water. Place cornstarch mixture in small saucepan and add remaining water, and rest of ingredients. Heat sauce, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Preparation Time: 
15 min
Cooking Time: 
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Superb recipe. Delicious. Next time when I cook it, I will definitely click a pic of it.

Check out mine at TOB.


Could these be baked?


Very awesome. My dad, the tofu-hater, was all over them.


This is one of my favorite ways to make tofu.  When I want to make them spicier, I just use Louisiana Wing Sauce to dredge the nuggets in before breading them, and then bake for half an hour.  I usually use panko and some spices for the bread crumbs.  These always come out good.


well, I swore I would never try to use tofu again until I made these last night. I think I will let them soak up some barbecue sauce or something next time though. tThe slightest taste of any type of oil grosses me out.    Either way they are still YUMMY!


I love these!  I make them whenever I host a party.  They are usually gone within 15 minutes!  I add seasame seeds to the breading and they are fantastic! 


These were awesome!  I used crackers crumbs instead of bread crumbs, and made them a bit spicier.  Super easy and soooo good.  I meant to take a picture of them, but they didn't last long enough.  :'( Next time, and there WILL be a next time, I'll take a pic.  ;D 

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