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Breaded Tofu

What you need: 

1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
your favorite spices (I use about 1 teaspoon each cajun, mexican, and chives)
olive oil
tofu

What you do: 

Put all of the dry ingredients and spices in a small plastic container with a lid, close the lid and shake it around until they are mixed. You can make a larger or smaller quantity as you wish, just remember that it is equal parts nuturitional yeast, flour, and cornmeal; and you can just store it in the cupboard for as long as you like.
Preheat the oven to 400, and put a thin layer of olive oil on a cookie sheet. Slice desired amount of tofu about 1/4 inch thick; put both sides of it in your vegan breading mixture and place on cookie sheet. I usually put the tofu on the tray to get a small amount of oil on it, and then turn it over. It helps it cook a little faster. Put the tofu in the oven, turn it after 5 min. and remove after another 5. Keep in mind that you want them to be golden, and I like mine a little soft in the middle; you could leave them in a little longer if you would like them to be chewy.
You can serve this as is, with a little bit of salsa, bbq sauce, or whatever you like as a dipping sauce; or in your favorite sandwich. I recently discovered that this vegan breading is awesome on potatoes too (especially with nutritional yeast cheeze sauce, mmmmmmm).

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Amazing way to enjoy breaded tofu without frying! Great taste and texture. I think it would be fun over waffles with maple syrup like a "chicken and waffles" type dish.

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Easy, versatile, tasty recipe. I did, however, cook the tofu for 10 minutes on each side. After 5 minutes of each, it was still too soft.

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Easy, versatile, tasty recipe. I did, however, cook the tofu for 10 minutes on each side. After 5 minutes of each, it was still too soft.

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I suggest adding some Bragg's too. There's nothing like the combination of braggs & nutritional yeast on baked tofu. Yum!

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Really good! Was wanting a "creole" dish and this paired well with okra and tomatoes. Used slightly more cornmeal. Added oregano, basil, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Really liked the spices, and could add more. Next time though might marinade the tofu in soy sauce. Great texture- really dry, chewy, grainy.

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