May 09

Crispy Baked Tofu Fingers

{Disclosure: I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.}

Kinda like chicken fingers, but more tofu-y.

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And instead of being fried to a crisp, these tofu slices are breaded in gluten free crackers and baked to a crisp.  I go through tofu phases.  I love it, I don’t love it.  Currently I’m deep in the middle of a tofu-love phase.  And I’m always in the middle of a crispy things phase.

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Have you seen this video?  It has nothing to do with tofu.  But everything to do with gluten.

I once convinced myself I was gluten intolerant.  I also once convinced myself I was lactose intolerant (different times but same ending…aka I’m not intolerant to anything).  What can I say, it’s trendy to have a food allergy.  However, eliminating entire food groups from your diet typically doesn’t go over so well. 

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I did take away a few helpful things from my gluten free diet days, the main one being a lesson in limiting processed foods.  When you’re gluten free, minimally processed foods are where it’s at…no ingredient label reading necessary.  If you do have to follow a gluten free lifestyle, there are wonderful gluten free products (i.e. Dare products) that allow you to enjoy the simply delicacies of life (i.e. crackers).

If you do have Celiacs, these crispy tofus (tofi?) are something everyone can bond over.  Gluten eater or gluten avoiders unite!  Taste-wise, no one will be missing the gluten.  They’re just a yum meal/party app option for everybody.

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Since May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Dare Foods asked Recipe Redux Members to use Breton Gluten Free Crackers to develop recipes from easy party bites to light family meals. 

These crispy, crunchy tofu fingers are perfect for both occasions.  Plus, they look like an identical twin of a chicken finger so kiddos might be more inclined to taste them (I have no children so this theory hasn’t been tested). 

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Oh(!!) and they’re dip-able, which makes them that much more fun.  Serve them with a side of marinara and they’re oh-so reminiscent of mozzarella sticks…well kind of.  There are really no substitutes for the deliciousness of melted cheese inside crispy gluten free breadcrumbs.  No disrespect to tofu, but when you’re competing with cheese…there really is no competition. 

Cheese > a lot of other foods. 

so distracted. 

it’s tofu.  it’s crispy.  it’s good.

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Crispy Baked Tofu Fingers
  1. 1 package hard tofu (cut into 1/4" slices)
  2. 1 package (4.76 oz) Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic Crackers (~36 crackers)
  3. 1/2 cup cornstarch
  4. 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a food processor, process crackers until they look like breadcrumbs. Pour the cracker crumbs into a separate bowl. In another shallow bowl, place cornstarch. In a third shallow bowl, whisk together 2 eggs.
  3. Take a tofu slice and dip it into the cornstarch. Then dip it into the eggs. Then coat thoroughly in cracker crumbs. Place on a non-stick/greased baking sheet and repeat with remaining tofu slices. Bake for 23 minutes then flip to the other side and bake for another 5-8 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
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13 comments on “Crispy Baked Tofu Fingers”

  1. how creative is this!!! i eat tofu every now and then and when i do, this will be on my list :)

  2. Love your blog–these look great! I go through tofu phases as well and right now I’m lovin’ it!

  3. What an awesome coincidence – i just picked up some tofu the other day on a whim and have been searching for a recipe worthy enough to try! :) I’m definitely making these tonight. My only question is – I don’t have corn starch. Is there something you’d recommend as a substitute? Thanks!

    • Are you gluten free? Arrowroot flour, rice flour, potato flour are GF options! If not GF…all purpose flour would probably work!!:)

      • I’m not GF, but I like that there are so many options! :) Would coconut flour work as well?

        • Hmm…in my mind coconut flour is a little heavier than those other flours. You might try it anyways!:)

      • I’ll let you know how it goes :) thanks so much for responding!!!

      • I’m eating this right now – it is FANTASTIC!!! thank you so much for the recipe and advice! I used bran flakes and italian breadcrumbs because i’m not GF and that’s what I had in the house. also didn’t use any flour! you’re the best :)

  4. What a fun and tasty way to make tofu! I am always looking for new and easy ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I have so much tofu- thank you for a great weekend dinner idea! Yum!

  6. I LOVE tofu but I get so sick of eating it the same way over and over. Holy deliciousness, I am making these this weekend.

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