Potato fries, sweet potato fries, carrot fries, parsnip fries…. and the next big thing, tofu fries!!! How have i not thought of this before?
My new favourite snack is baked tofu fries!! You can season them which ever way you want, but i went for some grill seasoning which is just a mix of chilli, paprika, a bit of sugar and salt. But next time i will try with some salt and garlic and some tofu fries flavoured with onion powder! Or why not try them with BBQ sauce or with nutritional yeast?
1 block of tofu, which you press for c.a 1 hour before hand to get rid of some of the water
Seasoning and salt, example paprika and chilli
Begin by pressing the tofu of water by placing the block of tofu on a plate and then placing something heavy on top (example a pot of water), and letting it sit for 30-60 minutes.
Then chop the tofu into long c.a 2cm thick and 2cm wide pieces. Place the pieces on a baking pan with parchment paper.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
In a bowl mix together the oil and seasoning. Pour the oil & seasoning over the tofu pieces and mix so that the pieces are fully coated.
Bake in the oven c.a 25-30 minutes, turning the pieces over half way. (You can increase the heat to 220 degrees the last 2-3 minutes to get them extra crispy!)
Once done, take out of the oven and allow to cool before serving with some sauce.
(Note, can also be stored in the fridge and eaten cold which is just as tasty and then the pieces are more “firm”)!
The recipe for the nacho cheese will be up tomorrow 🙂