I’ve got something very exciting for you today – our first tofu recipe of 2019. Cue the fireworks.
As the self-proclaimed “Tofu Queens of T
he World Toronto”, I can confidently say that this one is a winner. Our Buffalo Tofu is top notch and our General Tso’s Tofu is kind of amazing, but this here Sweet and Spicy Crispy Baked Tofu is a thing of beauty.
I’ve used our fool-proof method for making crispy tofu in the oven, the magical combination that is canola oil and cornstarch. Once this mixture is poured over the tofu triangles and baked in the oven, it comes out crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. You could use extra-firm tofu here and I was once an extra-firm tofu believer. But recently, I’ve been converted to the firm side and here’s why: texture, texture, texture. If you want that contrast of crisp and soft, go with firm all the way.
I should add a PSA here: You are going to want to eat that baked crispy tofu as is. But stop yourself. Because then we add a sweet and spicy sauce, not unlike our Sesame Cauliflower Bites. And that my friends is when the magic happens.
Now you may dig in!