So, Tuesdays are Tofu Tuesday at my house. I recently became fond of tofu, so much so that I have dedicated every Tuesday to it. Yesterday, I made breaded tofu with sweet potato fries, and it was delicious! I got the recipe from http://ohsheglows.com/2012/01/18/easy-weeknight-dinner-crispy-breaded-tofu-strips-sweet-potato-fries/ and tweaked it just a smidge. Here it is:
- 1 package firm or extra firm tofu
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
- scant 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic
- 1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash all-purpose seasoning
- Dash pepper
- 1 large sweet potato + 1 tsp oil + 1/2 tsp cinnamon + pinch salt + 1/4 tsp cumin
1. Press tofu: Rinse the tofu with water and place a couple kitchen towels on the counter. Wrap the tofu with another towel, place another towel on top, and finally several heavy cookbooks on top. Let sit for at least 20 minutes to soak out the water.
2. Meanwhile, pour milk in a shallow dish. In another bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, salt, Mrs. Dash, and pepper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400F and grease 2 baking sheets with oil. Slice the potato into fries and then coat with 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash, garlic, and a couple pinches of salt. Lay out on greased baking sheet.
3. Slice tofu into 8-9 strips, lengthwise, depending on how thick you want it. Dip the tofu strip into the milk mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture. Coat both sides entirely and then place on baking sheet. Repeat with the rest.
4. Bake tofu on middle rack and fries on bottom rack at 400F. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the tofu and fries, and then bake for another 15-20 minutes until crispy. Remove tofu and broil the fries for a few minutes, watching carefully, until golden and charred in some spots.