Crispy Tofu Bites

Crispy Tofu Bites by Stephanie Olzinski, RDN

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Crispy pan fried tofu is a healthy vegetarian snack or appetizer. With a crunchy golden exterior and a firm warm center, these bites have a perfect texture to absorb any sauce you want to dip them in. For this recipe, I use a simple marinara sauce that I warm in a pan and place in a bowl alongside a plate of these healthy bites. Add a little red chili flake to your sauce for a little heat and watch them fly off the table into the mouths of hungry kids and adults.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time50 mins
 ½ cup seasoned bread crumbsI use panko
 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
 1 tbsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried basil
 Celtic sea salt
 Fresh cracked black pepper
 12 oz organic firm tofudrained
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1

In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper.

2

Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place in bowl of cold water. One at a time, press tofu slices into crumb mixture, turning to coat all sides. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.

3

Cook tofu slices until crisp on one side. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil, turn, and brown on the other side.

4

Notes: Serve with 1/2 cup brown rice and a large serving of vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size serves 2-3 people

Ingredients

 ½ cup seasoned bread crumbsI use panko
 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
 1 tbsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried basil
 Celtic sea salt
 Fresh cracked black pepper
 12 oz organic firm tofudrained
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions

1

In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper.

2

Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place in bowl of cold water. One at a time, press tofu slices into crumb mixture, turning to coat all sides. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.

3

Cook tofu slices until crisp on one side. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil, turn, and brown on the other side.

4

Notes: Serve with 1/2 cup brown rice and a large serving of vegetables.

Crispy Tofu Bites by Stephanie Olzinski, RDN