Tofu Bites
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegetarian
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pkg. firm organic tofu, frozen and thawed. Press if needed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, if you have your own, thaw
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • ½ cup (or more if needed) corn starch or arrowroot powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use grapeseed oil)
  • ½ cup oats blended into a flour (or ½ cup oat flour) - gluten-free oats if following a diet
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup cooked, blotted dry quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Break the tofu into uneven chunks/pieces with your hands. Or cut into small squares.
  2. Freeze the tofu and then thaw in the fridge.
  3. If the tofu is not completely thawed, it will finish thawing in the broth.
  4. Place tofu into a bowl and pour in the vegetable broth, garlic and tamari over the top
  5. (you just have to make sure the tofu is completely covered).
  6. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.
  7. Combine the quinoa, flour, nutritional yeast, salt, sugar, pepper and spices.
  8. In a bowl, pour the corn starch (or arrowroot powder).
  9. Once the tofu has marinated, gently dip the chunks with your hands into the corn starch.
  10. Next, dip into the breading. Make sure all sides are coated.
  11. Repeat the process until all your pieces are well coated. Set aside.
  12. You can freeze your leftover vegetable broth to use in other recipes.
  13. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  14. Gently place the tofu pieces in hot oil (try not to crowd them).
  15. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until crisp and browned evenly.
  16. Remove from oil and set on brown paper bag to blot the excess oil.
  17. Serve the Tofu Bites with oven potato fries and your favourite dipping sauces.
Notes
Modified from an Under a Lemon Tree recipe.
Recipe by Veggie Punk Kitchen at http://veggiepunkkitchen.com/tofu-bites/