Tofu Fries Recipe

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This Tofu Fries Recipe has the perfect flavor and crunchy, strips of tofu are dipped in seasoned flour and baked until crisp. Tofu fries are the perfect snack, they are baked not fried, easy to prepare and delicious!

Tofu Fries Recipe

These crispy baked tofu fries are so addictive, they are low in calories., high in protein, yet they are crispy on the outside and moist inside. They are perfect to enjoy alone as a substitute for fries, they are delicious served with sauce with homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce, Vegan Tzatziki Sauce, Jerk Sauce, or Load Guacamole.

Tofu Fries Recipe

I made this crispy tofu recipe last week after one of our readers Ann reached out to me on Instagram asked me to share a recipe with tofu fries. I made several versions until I was pleased with this recipe.

I actually love to eat baked tofu fries with a large salad that has organic spring mix, cucumber, tomato, olive, artichoke heart, red onion, avocado, walnut, pumpkin seed with a homemade dressing, check out my salad dressings, Vegan Ranch Dressing, Vegan Thousand Island and Vegan Cilantro Lime Dressing.

Tofu Fries Ingredients

  • Superfirm Tofu - I love to use superfirm tofu because you don't need to press it to remove water if you can't find superfirm tofu at your local store, then you can press your tofu with weights, like a pot. You can also freeze your tofu first, this will transform the texture of your tofu to become chewier when it is defrosted. 
  • Olive Oil - tossed with the tofu strips before adding the dry seasonings, you can omit the oil and use a little vegetable broth.
  • All-Purpose Flour - I used gluten-free flour, you can even use cornmeal or omit this ingredient if you want more protein and less carbohydrate. Add extra crunch when tofu is baked.
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes - The nutritional yeast flakes are added for its flavor, if you have had fried chicken before becoming vegan then you will understand, yeast flakes give that flavor. It is deactivated yeast that was grown on molasses, it provides B12 supplementation especially for vegans. It is sold in health food stores, major supermarkets and online on Amazon
  • Italian Seasoning - Added for its blend of flavors, you can always substitute with individual herbs, you can use a store-bought version or Homemade Italian Seasoning
  • Onion powder, garlic powder, paprika - added for extra flavor.
  • Cayenne Pepper - optional ingredient, added for a flavor punch.
  • Salt - I used Himalayan pink salt.

tofu fries ingredients from cutting into strips, seasonings, tossing tofu strips in a glass bowl

How To Make Tofu Fries?

Making tofu fries is so easy and it is very flavorful

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray with oil or spray baking sheet, Set aside
  2. Cut tofu into long strips that are about 1/4-1/2 inch. Toss tofu strips with olive oil. 
  3. Combine, all-purpose flour, nutritional yeast flakes, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt. 
  4. Gently toss the tofu strips with the seasonings to coat.
  5. Place the tofu strips on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. 
  6. Bake tofu for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy, turning halfway. 
  7. Enjoy with your favorite sauce. 

overlay version of tofu fries in a white bowl with a smaller white bowl of ketchup on a gray marbled background

Other Tofu Recipes To Try

Other Fries To Make

Crispy tofu fries in a white bowl, one of the fries being dipped in a small bowl of ketchup

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Nutrition

Energy:
51 kcal / 213 kJ
Fat:
3 g
Protein:
3 g
Carbs:
5 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Cooking:
25 min
Ready in:
30 min
For:
6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray with oil or spray baking sheet, Set aside
  2. Cut tofu into long strips that are about 1/4-1/2 inch. Toss tofu strips with olive oil. 
  3. Combine, all-purpose flour, nutritional yeast flakes, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt. 
  4. Gently toss the tofu strips with the seasonings to coat.
  5. Place the tofu strips on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  6. Bake tofu for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy, turning halfway. 
  7. Enjoy with your favorite sauce. 

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Jazmine
    October 25, 2019

    This is blowing my mind, I cannot wait to try these! I absolutely love your page and all your recipes! So glad I found your blog, Win-Win!!