Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Super-Spicy Tofu Sticks!

I am not ashamed to admit that I was addicted to Cheese Bread Sticks when I was a student. They cost more than the non-cheese kind, but we were all richer when we were students on an stipend or living off student loans, right? :)

Recently, my great wife taught me how to make Tofu Sticks, which are a great replacement for Cheese Bread Sticks, at least in terms of fat content.

This is how we make them:

Ingredients:
2 blocks of extra-firm, high protein tofu, cut into 1" wide strips 
   - squeeze Tofu blocks between paper towels before cutting and remove the excess water
Hot sauce - I use Sriracha brand
Fresh-ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line two baking pans with parchment paper
  3. Place Tofu strips on the pans, leave some gap between adjacent pieces
  4. Apply some hotsauce to the Tofu strips
  5. Sprinkle fresh-ground black pepper on the strips. I was very generous with the black pepper!
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven
  8. Apply hot sauce and black pepper to the other side of the Tofu strips
  9. Bake for another 20 minutes or until crispy-enough for you
Here are the Tofu strips coated with Sriracha sauce! Shortwave anyone?
Here is our end product!

Bon appetit' :)

PS. Don't go to town with the hot sauce - it can get very spicy! But some like it HOT!

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