Spicy Tofu Nuggets
1 box firm tofu (I use Nasoya Lite Firm)
2 pieces bread (or breadcrumb equivilent)
2 tablespoon hot sauce of your choice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 pinch (yes I have a measuring cup for this) Cajun seasoning, chile and curry powder
1/2 pinch black pepper and garlic powder
*(Optional)* crushed red pepper flakes
1. First freeze the tofu overnight and let thaw. Put the 2 pieces of bread out overnight so they become stale and you can make breadcrumbs out of them.
2. Press the tofu to get out all the water out. Cut tofu in half long ways then into smaller cubes.
3.Combine all the spices in a small container then mix them up.
4.Pour 1/2 the spices into a sandwhich size ziplock bag then add the hot sauce and soy sauce. ( I used a combonation of 1 tablespoon Louisiana Habanero and 1/2 tablespoon each of Louisiana Red Chile and Chipotle but this is where the recipe becomes your own).
5.Put the Tofu cubes in the bag shake it up and then put in fridge to marinade. I did this for 1 1/2 hrs and flipped the bag over halfway.
6.Crush the bread into breadcrumbs and add the other half of the spices to them and mix it well. This is where you put the red pepperflakes if your feeling frisky.
7.Coat the tofu w/the bread crumbs place on a cookie sheet sprayed w/nonstick spray and bake at 350 F for 40-50 min or until the tofu is the consistency you like flipping at least once. I also find that for this type of recipe if you spray a light coating of spray over the tofu before you put it in it becomes crispy (and you don't need a lot a really light spritz will do).
Source of recipe: I really wanted to make a recipe that I would like out of tofu and now that I did I wanted to share it w/everyone b/c this site has helped me a lot. Hope you enjoy!!